Applicants for a recent conference scholarship wrote essays that tended strongly to depict the traditional collection as dead and collaboration between librarians and publishers as essential to the library’s future. Do they herald a generational shift in mindset among librarians?
One possible outcome of patron-driven acquisitions is that publishers will see their revenues decline. This post analyzes that potential decline for the university press sector and notes offsetting issues.
The current crop of ebooks simply don’t do many of the things that scholars require, leading scholars to urge libraries to continue to collect print books. Perhaps a new kind of service is required to get more scholars to migrate to all-digital solutions.
As patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) becomes more widespread, the question arises as to the role of faculty in developing these plans.
Announcing a Mellon Foundation-funded study of patron-driven acquisition (PDA) and its implications for academic book publishers.