Anita M. Kreps

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Numerous publications on patron-driven acquisition (PDA) for print books and similar materials have reported that patronrequested materials circulate more. Tying circulation to selector may be failing to address the complex of factors that contributes to items’ circulation. In the present study, the authors revisit a PDA program’s data and to determine(More)
There has been a flurry of interest in programs for collection development through patron-initiated requests. However, some librarians have been concerned that such methods run the risk of producing idiosyncratic collections with poor usage and poor use value. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries have operated such a program through the Interlibrary(More)
In the library literature, a great deal of interest in patron-driven collection development has recently been expressed, especially in those programs that link acquisitions with interlibrary loan. However, the implementation of such programs has been limited, at least in part because of concerns over the potential for wasteful spending. The authors will(More)
David C. Tyler is Reference Librarian and Professor in Libraries, Joyce C. Melvin is Interlibrary Loan Manager, MaryLou Epp is Serials Records Specialist, Technical Services, and Anita M. Kreps is Database Project Specialist, Technical Services, in University Libraries at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; e-mail:,,(More)
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