[Eril-l] Strategies for Ebook DDA selection?

Francine May fmay at mtroyal.ca
Mon Jan 3 13:42:07 PST 2022


We have the same concern but after an analysis we determined that the bulk
of the titles that are added to the subscription packages we have are
older, so if we end up with duplicates from the DDA program we are okay
with that. Our thought is that we are paying for current access for our
library users. We did modify our strategy somewhat, although it doesn't
completely solve the problem, but we focus the DDA program on newer titles
and have a plan to regularly remove DDA titles from our system if they
haven't been triggered after a few years. We schedule a yearly removal of
DDA titles to help ensure that we are not paying for titles that we already
have access to (for example if we have an untriggered DDA record for
something that is also available in a subscription package).

We also had to manually identify the OA publishers and ask our DDA supplier
to remove them as we already had access via DOAB. In a number of cases we
had inadvertently purchased additional copies when users selected the DDA
option instead of the open option to gain access. Our supplier (GOBI) let
us know that they are not able to screen out OA publishers except on a
publisher by publisher request process. So review of new publishers is also
another task that we need to perform regularly.

I would be interested to hear what others are doing to manage their DDA
program too.


Francine May
Associate Dean, Collections and Metadata
Mount Royal University Library

4825 Mount Royal Gate, SW
Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta
fmay at mtroyal.ca

On Mon, Jan 3, 2022 at 1:55 PM Allyson Ota <allyson at hawaii.edu> wrote:

> Aloha,
> Our library is somewhat new to participating in EBSCO's DDA program (or
> any DDA ebook program). May I ask if any of you have collection development
> strategies or processes for how your libraries select DDA titles that you
> would be willing to share with our library?
> One issue we've encountered is that the titles sometimes appear in our
> subscription packages after we've added the titles to our DDA, but I don't
> know if that can be helped. And, perhaps that is fine, since in theory we
> are only supposed to be adding titles we want our library to own, and
> subscription titles are not forever titles.
> Any recommendations, policies, or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
> Happy New Year!
> Allyson
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> Allyson Ota (she/they)
> Electronic Resources Librarian
> Kapiʻolani Community College Library
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