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NISO Virtual Conference: The Eternal To-Do List: Making Ebooks work in Libraries

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June 17, 2015
NISO Virtual Conference: The Eternal To-Do List: Making Ebooks work in Libraries
DDA: How best practices lead to a healthy bottom line
Stephen Bosch, Materials Budget, Procurement, and Licensing Librarian, University of Arizona Library

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NISO Virtual Conference: The Eternal To-Do List: Making Ebooks work in Libraries

  1. 1. http://www.niso.org/workrooms/dda/
  2. 2. Set the Goals and Objectives for the DDA program
  3. 3. The DDA program needs to be assessed  To test assumptions  To manage expenditures  To insure that the program is meeting the goals  To insure that work processes are meeting program needs
  4. 4. A project team was formed to develop metrics and implement data gathering processes that would make the assessment data easily available
  5. 5. Since 2011, 124,000 selection records have been added to the catalog and 18,121 titles were purchased at a cost of $1,743,146. The purchased books have seen over 124,000 uses. By comparison, the last year that the Library had an approval plan (2010), $1,116,803 was spent for 13,723 approval books. The approval plan supplied about 275 new books per week, the DDA program now adds over 700 new records per week. DDA RESULTS
  6. 6. DDA PROGRAM OUTCOMES Activity through December 2014. Selection Records Purchased Expended Print: 52,535 2,640 $127,457 E-books: 71,507 3,675 $625,134 Totals: 124,042 6,315 $752,591 Activity through December 2013. Selection Records Purchased Expended Print: 46,033 2,790 $142,746 E-books: 59,073 1,631 $275,043 Totals: 105,106 4,421 $417,789 Activity through December 2012 Selection Records Purchased Expended Print: 33,720 3,231 $148,205 E-books: 39,998 2,731 $322,151 Totals: 73,718 5,962 $470,356 Activity through December 2011. Selection Records Purchased Expended Print: 14,128 723 $33,666 E-books: 28,786 700 $68,745 Totals: 42,914 1,423 $102,410
  7. 7. Use of the 8,737 ebooks purchased by the program is now over 93,000 unique uses. (over 1,182,952 uses in the Counter reports) Use of the 9,384 print books purchased: 19,950 check outs with 11,547 renewals. The former approval plan averaged about a 52% circulation rate after 4 years. DDA RESULTS

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