[Eril-l] Strategies for Ebook DDA selection?
allyson at hawaii.edu
Wed Jan 5 09:59:08 PST 2022
Thanks very much, Melissa!
This is helpful information about checking for duplicates and hiding the
record. Our cataloger has been running an import job that does not import
the duplicates based on (I believe) matches on the OCLC, ISBN, fields...
but I will forward your process to her since it does sound like a nice
solution in case the subscription package drops the title like you
mentioned. Thank you!
Thanks to you as well for the advice on going to the vendor. Unfortunately,
in our situation, our DDA vendor is EBSCO, and the librarians here tend to
select via GOBI, which does not have the functionality to display EBSCO DDA
titles in the GOBI interface. I am able to send updates on our holdings to
GOBI which display in their interface as held by our library, but since we
don't technically possess the DDA titles until they are triggered, I don't
think there is a way to display this in the GOBI interface. I was really
curious how folks tackle this, however, so thank you for sharing!
Thanks so much to you both for your responses. :)
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Allyson Ota (she/they)
Electronic Resources Librarian
Kapiʻolani Community College Library
4303 Diamond Head Rd., Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 734-9254 | allyson at hawaii.edu
On Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 3:27 AM Melissa Belvadi <mbelvadi at upei.ca> wrote:
> If the subscription and DDA are both on EBSCO, you don't need to worry
> about accidentally spending for them, as the link for both is identical and
> EBSCO will apply the subscription access, not trigger the DDA.
> So the only real issue is if your workflow is creating duplicate records
> in your opac that you don't want. Our workflow for importing marc records
> includes checking for overlap with existing records and if a sub record
> comes in that overlaps with an existing DDA record, we apply a code to the
> DDA record to make it hidden so we don't lose it entirely in case the sub
> drops the ebook later - I check once a year to see if any of these hidden
> records need to be unhidden.
> If the sub and DDA are on different platforms, that's a bit more of a
> challenge if the records have different ISBNs (an overlap match point) but
> we consider the rare DDA purchase trigger in that situation just a "cost of
> doing business" as the labor involved in trying to prevent it is far more
> expensive than the expenditure on the books so triggered.
> Melissa Belvadi
> Collections Librarian
> University of Prince Edward Island
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> 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!
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> Allyson Ota (she/they)
> Electronic Resources Librarian
> Kapiʻolani Community College Library
> 4303 Diamond Head Rd., Honolulu, HI 96816
> (808) 734-9254 | allyson at hawaii.edu
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