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What does PAC stand for?

PAC stands for Program for Acquisitions and Cataloging


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The e-book edition and the print/e-book bundle of this title are also available separately. addthis_pub = 'ALAMarketing'; 120 pages 6" x 9"SoftcoverISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1314-7Year Published: 2015AP Categories: A, C, I, X Read a sample of the book now! Thousands of e-books are published each year; and rather than holding steady, e-book prices are rising—some 3.5% this year alone. With so many titles out there, how do you know which ones will actually circulate? Demand-driven acquisition (DDA) may be the answer for your library, and getting started needn’t be daunting. This LITA Guide includes more than 200 criteria questions to help you develop a DDA e-book program that’s right for your library, offering perspective onWhy DDA is worth considering, and how it increases instant access to more e-books for library users while holding down overall library book purchasing cost increasesPrioritizing goals to better negotiate with vendorsWorkflow with library services providers and e-book aggregatorsManaging trade-offs between staff time and direct costsFactors in policy decisions, such as single or multiple vendors, short term loans, and mediating purchasesUsing MARC records and discovery servicesVendor reporting, cost per use, processing costs, and other metrics for assessmentIncorporating DDA titles into your catalogFocusing on the unique requirements and processes of e-book acquisition, this guide will help ensure that your library’s e-book collection is both vibrant and cost-effective.Table of ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1 What Is Demand-Driven Acquisition, and Why Do It? 2 Local Policy Considerations and DDA Management 3 Optimizing User Access with DDA 4 Budgeting for DDA 5 Cataloging Aspects of DDA—by Kirk Doran 6 A ssessment of DDA 7 Participating in DDA with a Consortium AppendixesA: Example of a DDA Workflow Using a Library Services Provider and an E-Book AggregatorB: Common Characteristics of Successful DDA ProgramsGlossary Works CitedIndexAbout the AuthorTheresa S. Arndt is the associate director for library resources and administrationat the Waidner-Spahr Library at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Herresponsibilities include coordinating all aspects of collections management ande-resources services. She has worked at multiple libraries over her 20-yearcareer, managing various library services including reference, information literacy,and outreach. The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of ALA, educates, serves and reaches out to its members, other ALA members and divisions, and the entire library and information community through its publications, programs and other activities designed to promote, develop, and aid in the implementation of library and information technology.Reviews”Deliberating relevant questions and backing up the answers with research, this title provides a framework for thinking through the concept and workflow of DDA … Essential reading for academic and public librarians."— Library Journal