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Thursday, November 3 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Rolling with a Direction in Mind: Implementing a DRM-free DDA Program and Understanding User Behavior

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Demand-driven acquisitions has been part of the University of Washington's ebook purchasing strategy since 2011, via local and consortial DDA programs with EBL. While this aligns with the University Libraries' commitment to user-driven collection development, it has not advanced its more recently affirmed strategy of increasing the amount of DRM-free content provided to patrons. A DDA program begun with JSTOR in May, 2015, unites these two strategies and also aligns with the University Libraries' desire to support university presses and other not-for-profit scholarly publishing.

Information on the University of Washington's implementation experience will be shared, including budgeting, duplication control, and assessment, along with comparative usage data with other local ebook collections.

The University of Washington experience will be put into a broader context by JSTOR, especially as it relates to acquisition methods, discovery, and usage. There will be a detailed overview of post-purchase usage across libraries for DRM-free ebooks acquired via JSTOR's DDA model and those purchased as individual titles from YBP or direct from JSTOR. This will be compared to the usage seen from the University of Washington.

Understanding how users are finding and using DRM-free ebooks is also important to libraries wanting to promote this type of DRM-free content. JSTOR will provide an overview of how ebooks are first being discovered before chapters are used on the JSTOR p[latform from various sources such as Google, indexed discovery services, JSTOR, and library websites. The University of Washington experience will be analyzed to illustrate these findings.

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Linda Di Biase

Ebook and Collaborative Collections Strategy Librarian, University of Washington Libraries
Linda Di Biase's 30 years of collection development experience at the University of Washington Libraries has encompassed everything from information resources selection to budget allocation and consortial collection strategies. She has overseen the development of a robust academic... Read More →

John Lenahan

Associate VP, Published Contnet, ITHAKA-JSTOR
Supporting of the publishing and discovery of academic content.  I am interested in supporting cost effective ways to publish content, support publisher needs and to help libraries get to the content important to them at the lowest possible cost.

Thursday November 3, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401