Figuring out acquisition models with data: A beginner's approach to analyzing ebooks

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Whitney Jordan, Acquisitions Librarian (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Abstract: As ebook acquisition models are developed and continue to evolve, how can we evaluate our collection acquisition practices to ensure cost effectiveness? Which metrics will be essential to demonstrate a good return on investment? With title, order, and usage information needing to be acquired from different sources, this is not always a straightforward undertaking. Finding a way to accurately synthesize the data in a meaningful way can seem daunting.This poster looks at how the library at Western Carolina University assessed their current methods of acquiring ebooks. The poster will detail the scope of the project, how the data was synthesized, the trends and metrics identified, the recommendations made based on the collected data, and the library’s future plans for assessment.

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Language: English
Date: 2020
ebook, acquisition models, assessment

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