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LSU Libraries introduces evidence-based acquisition system

Posted in Announcements, Digital Collections, Resources
LSU Libraries is using evidence-based acquisition (EBA) to acquire e-books that users need based on how often titles are used.
Evidence-based acquisition allows libraries to pay an upfront access fee that is less than the full cost of a collection of titles and purchase titles based on how often they are viewed by users. The upfront fee goes toward the purchase cost for the titles chosen.
Through its membership in LOUIS, LSU Libraries currently has more than 40,000 titles from evidence-based acquisition platforms in its online catalog. Of those titles 1,109 are from Project Muse, more than 33,000 are from JSTOR, and 6,200 are from Oxford University Press. Access to all of these titles will be available for 12 months before evidence-based acquisitions are made.
Posted in Announcements, Digital Collections, Resources
2 comments on “LSU Libraries introduces evidence-based acquisition system
  1. Jenny Keegan says:

    Interesting! Is there a place where we can look at all the new ebooks available, just to see what’s there? There’s a way to filter new Project Muse ebooks by Date Added, but JStor doesn’t have a comparable browse function.

    • Notation of titles being part of the EBA program is not seen in the public-facing interfaces because the goal is to purchase the titles people find and use through doing their research.

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