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On October 5th a group from ZSR participated in a webinar from ALA TechSource on Patron-Driven Acquisition, or as we call it at ZSR, Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA).

While Rick Anderson didn’t cover the radical ideas proposed by David W. Lewis in the articles we read to prepare for the webinar, he did make the point that we cannot continue building collections like we have in the past.

One very telling statistic Rick Anderson mentioned was that 4 out of 10 books selected by a librarian will not be circulated within 10 years of acquisition. We can’t afford to collect “just in case” when “just in time” is a viable option.

If you missed the program and are interested in learning more, check out these links:

“Perceptions of Libraries, 2010: Context and Community” (OCLC)

“A Dialogue on PDA” (Rick Anderson and Sandy Thatcher)

“Reflections on the Future of Library Collections” (David Lewis),
“Print on the Margins: Circulation Trends in Major Research Libraries”(Rick Anderson)
Part two will be on October 26th from 2:30-4:30pm.
Thanks to Lauren Corbett for setting this up!