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This presentation combines highlights from two 2014 ER&L presentations: Never Mind I’ll Just Buy It: Why Users Won’t Jump Through Your Hoops and DDA 2.0: Evidence-Based Selection of E-Books.
Via an entertaining compare and contrast, this presentation explores disconnects between e-books via library PDA and third-party platforms compared to “real world” resources such as Kindle e-books.
Then, the presenter will show how UConn Libraries PDA program is quite successful from an acquisitions perspective, but access to DRM-encased e-books is a less than ideal user experience and share how UConn Libraries is working to provide access to thousands of DRM-free e-books while only purchasing titles with highest use.
The purpose is to illustrate how library resources and commercial resources aim to meet user needs in radically different ways, and how libraries can fix it.