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ER&L 2015

February 22–25, 2015

Austin, Texas

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PDA after the rise of STL

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 1:30 PM–1:45 PM CST
Salon A/B
Conference Track

2. Collection Development & Assessment


Short Term Loan (STL), Return on Investment (ROI)

Learning Objectives

To share strategies on controlling expenditures on PDA and to discuss recommendations for an alternative acquisitions model that is mutually beneficial to both libraries and publishers


Following up an earlier ROI evaluation, this study accesses the viability of Patron-Driven-Acquisitions (PDA) on return-on-investment after steep increases on short term loans (STL) prices from many publishers.  And it recommends the measures libraries can take to control the expenditure while still benefiting from the STLs on PDA.


Ying Zhang, Univ. of Central Florida