collaboration, consortia, demand-driven acquisition
For many years, the KU and KSU Libraries have looked for a method of combining their resources to create a collaborative collection development project. When KSU joined YBP as their main book vendor, it became evident that such a project might get off the ground since KU Libraries were longtime customers of YBP. Since Proquest was the main vendor for e-books for both schools and YBP sold e-books from Proquest, KU and KSU decided to approach their e-book specialist with Proquest to find out if a collaborative demand-driven (DDA) e-book project was possible. Proquest negotiated with the publishers the two schools selected and settled on an agreement with Proquest to set up a DDA program with short-term loans. When a purchase was triggered, KU and KSU would together pay 150% of the list price for an e-book and both schools would have access no matter which school triggered the purchase.
There were many other questions to consider, including:
- How much money would each school contribute to the project up front?
- How would invoicing through YBP take place and how often would KU and KSU be invoiced?
- How many short-term loans would trigger a purchase?
- How would the new account be set up with YBP?
- How could each school track their short-term loans and purchases?
- How often would catalog records be received?
- What were the tech specs for full catalog records?
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