Patron-Driven Acquisition: Turning Theory into Practice

New workshop!

Patron-Driven Acquisition: Turning Theory into Practice
2-part workshop with Ben Hunter

Wednesdays, October 16 & 23, 2013
2:00pm Eastern|1:00 Central
12:00 Mountain|11:00am Pacific


After learning about several mechanisms delivering Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA) for print and electronic resources, and basic workflow considerations for each method, you will see what PDA looks like in practice, from usage rates of books purchased through PDA programs, to budget issues and marketing considerations.

Ben Hunter is currently the Head of Cataloging and Collections at the University of Idaho Library, a position he has held since July 2009. His work includes overseeing daily operations and providing strategic direction for the library’s Cataloging, Acquisitions, E-Resources and Serials, and Digital Initiatives units and serving as head of the Northern Idaho Academic Libraries Bibliographic Standards Group