Demand-Driven Acquisitions: Implications for STEM Collections

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ACRL Science and Technology Section Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion Group. ALA Midwinter Meeting, San Diego, January 9, 2011.

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Demand-Driven Acquisitions: Implications for STEM Collections

  1. 1. Demand-Driven Acquisitions: Implications for STEM Collections<br />ACRL STS Publisher/Vendor Relations Discussion Group<br />ALA Midwinter Meeting<br />San Diego<br />January 9, 2011<br />Michael Levine-Clark<br />Collections Librarian<br />michael.levine-clark@du.edu<br />
  2. 2. University of Denver Circulation (Titles Cataloged 2000-2004)<br />4+ 18.8% <br />3 8.2% <br />2 12.8% <br />1 20.6% <br />0 39.6% <br />126,953 titles <br />
  3. 3. The Universe of Titles<br />170,663 books published in the U.S. in 2008*<br />53,869 books treated on approval by Blackwell in FY 2008 (North America)<br />23,097 forms generated in FY 2008<br />*Library and Book Trade Almanac 2009, p. 506 (preliminary data).<br />
  4. 4. The University of Denver Plan<br />Print and Electronic Books<br />YBP, EBL<br />Slips<br />Discovery through the catalog<br />Delivery to user<br />POD (eventually)<br />Automatic approval books will continue to come automatically (for now)<br />
  5. 5. The EBL Model<br />First five minutes: free<br />First three uses: STL 1 or 7 days<br />Fourth use: purchase<br />
  6. 6. EBL Data<br />May-December, 2010<br />51,644 titles available<br />103 titles purchased<br />--2,181 STLs (short-term loans)<br />187 titles with 3 STLs (561 loans)<br />207 titles with 2 STLs (414 loans)<br />1,202 titles with 1 STL (1,202 loans)<br />4,344 browses (under 5 min = free)<br />3,046 titles<br />
  7. 7. EBL Costs<br /> Actual List<br />103 titles purchased $8,173 $8,173<br />1,602 titles with STL* $20,765 $127,119**<br />2,125 titles with browse $0 $168,619**<br />Total (3,185 titles) $28,938 $303,914<br />Savings $274,976<br />*Doesn’t include purchased titles with STL<br />**Average of $79.35/title based on 103 titles purchased (average across EBL closer to $100)<br />
  8. 8. EBL STEM vs All<br /> STLs Purchases<br />STEM 354 18<br />All Subjects 2332 105<br />STEM % 15.2% 17.1%<br />STEM as % of EBL 14.5%<br />
  9. 9. EBL STEM Titles<br /> STLs Purchases<br />Computer Science 173 11 <br />Mathematics 26 2<br />Sciences 36 1<br />Medicine 65 2<br />Engineering/Tech 54 2<br />
  10. 10. DDA and STEM<br />High publication to purchase ratio<br />(Often) a short shelf life<br />Complex subjects<br />
  11. 11. Thank You<br />Michael Levine-Clark<br />michael.levine-clark@du.edu<br />

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