[Eril-l] Going mediated for EBSCO DDA?

Roen Janyk RJanyk at okanagan.bc.ca
Wed Aug 21 12:13:22 PDT 2019

We have scaled down our DDA and it is working well. Costs are staying more inline and we are getting better quality titles. Often if a librarian wants to purchase a title in ebook format they add it to the DDA pool when it is an option, and it may or may not get used/triggered. Gets around the long tale issue a bit.

·         We moved to DDA records only manually added by librarians.

·         We no longer add DDA records to the catalogue (only EDS and holdings management)

·         Many of our e-book titles that we also have in print have much higher usage (ie. one title in print with 0 circs has had 188 ebook uses)

·         We manually remove dups as they come up

·         We removed short term loans and went right to purchase.



Roën Janyk, BA MLIS
Web Services Librarian
Library Department Chair
Okanagan College
Kelowna, BC
(250) 762-5445 x.4660 | L101A
rjanyk at okanagan.bc.ca<mailto:rjanyk at okanagan.bc.ca>

From: Eril-l <eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org> On Behalf Of Harper, Cynthia
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 12:08 PM
To: eril-l (eril-l at lists.eril-l.org) <eril-l at lists.eril-l.org>
Subject: [Eril-l] Going mediated for EBSCO DDA?

Have any of you gone mediated for EBSCO DDA?  My problem is that we are just implementing EBSCO EDS, and we were excluding titles from DDA if we owned the print version.  In addition, in EDS, it appears that the DDA content is appearing at the top of the result list rather than having content that we already own at the top of the list.  My director has really wanted it to be transparent to the user tha these are coming from content we're purchasing on demand, but I'm wondering if it would be better to let the user know, and position these as a later step in their research.

In the library catalog, I was putting ebkisbns in an index, and only loading the DDA item if it didn't have a match on ebkisbn.  I may be getting dupes on Proquest books and EBSCO DDAs, need to check.

In any case, we really made a hit on the budget in our first few weeks with EDS.

Cindy Harper
Virginia Theological Seminary
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