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Re: partron-drive acquisitions Lois Schultz 06 Mar 2009 03:10 UTC


We buy drinks from all over the world.  In 2005 we cancelled some low use/high cost journals and said we would buy any article that we didn't have or couldn't get on interlibrary loan.  We buy from vendors, publishers, authors, or anywhere we can purchase.  We are very happy with the program.

Lois Schultz
Head of Technical Services
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY 41099


From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum on behalf of Steven Harris
Sent: Thu 3/5/2009 11:19 AM
Subject: [SERIALST] partron-drive acquisitions

We've been doing lots of patron-driven acquisitions for books and ebooks. Lately, I've been mulling over this concept for serials. I know there are lots of vendors that offer a purchase on demand service: patrons have access to what they need and the library pays on an article by article basis, by the drink, as they say.

My mini survey: what patron-driven models are available for serial access?  Are you using a by the drink model or anything different? I'd love to hear about it. Thanks.

Steven R. Harris
Director of Collections & Acquisitions
University of New Mexico Libraries
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