Curation_management-models_user-assisted-curation

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Curation-management models-user assisted curation

Key USER ASSISTED CURATION themes: (from infographic)

  • Patron/demand driven acquisition (PDA/DDA)
  • Evidenced based Acquisition

References to support themes

Patron/demand driven acquisition (PDA/DDA)

From the University of Chester ebook curation case study

The books bought via PDA [Patron Driven Acquisition] covered a much broader range of subjects than would have been chosen by library staff, but analysis of their usage shows that they are being used to a similar extent as “core” subject titles.

From the University of Chester ebook curation case study
(appendix)
PDA titles outperformed non-PDA titles between May and July and then again in September, but also that usage is broadly equal between PDA and non-PDA titles. I would propose that this can be seen as affirming that our current e-book purchasing strategy is successful, and that PDA titles are proving an equally well-used addition to the titles that subject teams are already choosing.

From the University of Hertfordshire ebook curation case study
The University has taken a relatively open approach to what is made available for students in this way. For example most of total ebook offering from EBL and Dawson is presented to users. Minimal profiling (e.g. by publication date) is applied, but not by subject. Evidence from analysis of the acquisitions made through this service shows that the ebooks selected through the demand-led service have a very close alignment to University courses.
From the University of Hertfordshire ebook curation case study
Students can be trusted
Experience has now repeatedly shown us that our users make sensible choices that meet their specific learning needs, and don’t make frivolous acquisitions. This has justified the decision not to spend staff resource on excessive pre-profiling on what is made available via PDA.

From the University of Newcastle ebook curation case study

PDA has been like a breath of fresh air and despite the need for care in managing the expenditure; the library is committed to retaining an element of PDA in its book acquisition policy. PDA is good for the NSS.

From the University of Newcastle ebook curation case study

Implementing PDA systems (patron acquisition) has allowed the library to move from a just-in-case stock acquisition model to a just-in-time model.

From the University of Newcastle ebook curation case study

PDA is ensuring higher net usage, user demands are being met more effectively and satisfaction amongst users has increased. The first year ofPDA operation was challenging, as the initial usage was very high and the library had to work closely with the service provider to ensure that spending patterns became sustainable.

Evidenced based Acquisition