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Learn about MSU Library's new Demand-Driven Acquisitions program for eBooks - connecting you with 9,000+ eBooks that you can browse, borrow, and download.
Last Updated: Dec 11, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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What is demand driven acquisition?

Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) programs allow libraries to make eBooks discoverable to their patrons prior to purchasing. A title is triggered for purchase via significant use by patrons as defined by the library. These programs are also known as Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) because it is the library patron, or user, who is determining what is added to the library collection according to which titles they access within the library catalog or discovery system. 

MSU Library is piloting a DDA program in partnership with YBP Library Services and EBook Library (EBL) to systematically add new eBooks to our collection based on the borrowing activity of our patrons. This allows us to connect patrons with more eBooks and make purchases at the point of need and based on the amount of need. We're integrating this program into our existing monographic acquisition process to make sure we continue to provide the resources that are most relevant to our campus community.  

These eBooksooks are discoverable in a number of ways:

To learn how to access these titles, please see the "How to access DDA eBooks" tab in this guide.

For questions and additional support with these eBooks, Ask a Librarian for further assistance.


Sample of Available Titles

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The Makers of Scotland - Tim Clarkson
ISBN: 9781907909016
Publication Date: 2012-09-28
During the first millennium AD the most northerly part of Britain evolved into the country known today as Scotland. The transition was a long process of social and political change driven by the ambitions of powerful warlords. In this book the remarkable story of how ancient North Britain became the medieval kingdom of Scotland is told.

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Renewable Energy Law and Development - Richard L. Ottinger
ISBN: 9781782546634
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
This book uses detailed case studies to analyze the successes, failures and challenges of renewable energy initiatives in developing and emerging countries. The study compares some of the most exciting success stories, including: China's meteoric rise from near zero use of renewable energy to being the world leader in solar thermal, solar photovoltaic and wind energy; Brazil's success in becoming the world's top ethanol producer and exporter; and India's pioneering use of a hedge plant to produce biodiesel and its use of animal and human wastes for rural electrification. The book also describes Indonesia's disastrous palm oil program which cut down its forests and excavated its peat bogs. This book is designed to be helpful to other countries seeking to initiate renewable energy programs. It will appeal to local administrators and policymakers, field personnel from UN agencies and NGOs, and renewable energy funders, as well as to academic researchers.

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Beastly London - Hannah Velten
ISBN: 9781780231679
Publication Date: 2013-11-15
Horse-drawn cabs rattling down muddy roads, cattle herded through the streets to the Smithfield meat market for slaughter, roosters crowing at the break of dawn—London was once filled with a cacophony of animal noises (and smells). But over the last thirty years, the city seems to have banished animals from its streets. In Beastly London, Hannah Velten uses a wide range of primary sources to explore the complex and changing relationship between Londoners of all classes and their animal neighbors. As she shows, London transformed from a city with a mainly exploitative relationship with animals to the birthplace of animal welfare societies and animal rights’ campaigns. Packed with over one hundred illustrations, Beastly London is a revealing look at how animals have been central to the city’s success.

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Party Music - Rickey Vincent
ISBN: 9781613744925
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
Examining the culture and politics of the Black Power era of the late 1960s, this book explores the relationship of soul music to the Black Power movement from the vantage point of the musicians and black revolutionaries themselves. The 1960s were a turbulent time for race relations in the United States, but no other area in the country epitomized the radical social change that was taking place more than the San Francisco Bay Area—the epicenter of the Black Panthers movement. This social history introduces fans of soul music and 20th-century U.S. history enthusiasts to the Black Panthers' own band, the Lumpen, a group comprised of rank-and-file members of the Oakland, California–based Party. During their year-long tenure, the Lumpen produced hard-driving rhythm-and-blues that asserted the revolutionary ideology of the Black Panthers. Through his rediscovery of the Lumpen, and based on new interviews with Party and band members, author Rickey Vincent provides an insider’s account of Black Power politics and soul music aesthetics in an original narrative that reveals more detail about the Black Revolution than ever before.

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Finite Element Analysis and Design of Metal Structures - Ehab Ellobody; Ran Feng; Ben Young
ISBN: 9780124165618
Publication Date: 2013-09-20
Traditionally, engineers have used laboratory testing to investigate the behavior of metal structures and systems. These numerical models must be carefully developed, calibrated and validated against the available physical test results. They are commonly complex and very expensive. From concept to assembly, Finite Element Analysis and Design of Metal Structures provides civil and structural engineers with the concepts and procedures needed to build accurate numerical models without using expensive laboratory testing methods.

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