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Alexander Street Press Starts Patron-Driven Acquisition Program

Alexander Street Press signed an agreement with Scotland’s University of Dundee to launch a patron-driven acquisition (PDA) program. Now the University of Dundee library has access to Alexander Street Press’ academic videos for a period of 1 year. When the loan period ends, the university will use Alexander Street Press’ metrics to decide which titles to keep in its permanent collection.

“This model ensures libraries of all budgets can provide their patrons with access to precisely the materials they’re looking for,” according to Jordan White, senior product manager.

The University of Dundee recently decided to increase its video collection and Alexander Street Press “has offered us the opportunity to ensure that our expenditure for these resources is targeted directly to support material that is being utilized to enhance learning. This represents a very cost-effective method for ensuring that the maximum resource is available from the library budget,” notes Richard Parsons, university librarian.

Alexander Street Press intends to sign agreements with other institutions to offer its more than 23,000 videos in PDA models.

Source: Alexander Street Press

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