Liberal Arts Books on Demand: A Decade of Patron-Driven Collection Development, Part 1

@article{Anderson2010LiberalAB,
  title={Liberal Arts Books on Demand: A Decade of Patron-Driven Collection Development, Part 1},
  author={K. Anderson and R. Freeman and J. H{\'e}rubel and Lawrence J. Mykytiuk and J. M. Nixon and S. Ward},
  journal={Collection Management},
  year={2010},
  volume={35},
  pages={125 - 141}
}
The Purdue University Libraries was an early implementer of purchasing rather than borrowing books requested through interlibrary loan. This pioneering user-initiated acquisitions program, started in January 2000 and called Books on Demand, is managed by the interlibrary loan unit. Now that the program has reached its tenth year, the authors revisit their initial 2002 study to analyze books purchased in the six top subject areas across the whole decade. In their review of the liberal arts… Expand
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