MUN libraries adopt innovative ebook purchasing program

November 26, 2013

Memorial University Libraries have adopted a new electronic resource system, Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA), which will “provide seamless access to an expanded selection of ebooks” and “achieve the best possible value for [its] expenditure.” Under the program, the library only purchases ebooks when it receives a high volume of views or downloads. Until then, a fee, which is a small portion of the value of the book, is paid based on the amount of volume. “This program will allow us to expand the content we make available immediately, while also being progressively more targeted with our purchasing budget," says Louise White, an Associate University Librarian at MUN. The university’s VP Research Richard Marceau says the program aligns with the broader goals of the Research Strategy Framework announced last spring. MUN News Release