The Effects of Demand-Driven Acquisitions on Law Library Collection Development

Law Library Journal, Vol. 108, p. 155, 2016

Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 442

27 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2016 Last revised: 20 May 2016

Date Written: February 1, 2016

Abstract

Demand-driven acquisitions, a program where libraries place book records in their catalogs, but purchase the materials only if they are used, is becoming more common as a method of collection development. This article first discusses traditional collection development practices in academic law libraries and outlines the mechanics and goals of the demand-driven acquisitions model. It then considers the effects of that model on law library collections and collection development practices.

Keywords: Law Libraries, Collection Development, Demand-Driven Acquisitions, E-Books

Suggested Citation

Sinder, Janet, The Effects of Demand-Driven Acquisitions on Law Library Collection Development (February 1, 2016). Law Library Journal, Vol. 108, p. 155, 2016; Brooklyn Law School, Legal Studies Paper No. 442. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2726040

Janet Sinder (Contact Author)

Brooklyn Law School ( email )

Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

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