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.