Books, Collection Development, Musings, Techno Geekiness

Let’s talk about PDA (part two)

(see Part One) In addition to the questions of findability and privacy and information overload, the question of who actually owns the materials you're acquiring arises. Let's say a student is studying Portugal's involvement (some might argue creation of) the Atlantic Slave Trade. I could purchase a physical copy of Hugh Thomas' The Atlantic Slave… Continue reading Let’s talk about PDA (part two)

Books, Collection Development, Musings, Techno Geekiness

Let’s talk about PDA (part one)

I'm not talking about allowing Public Displays of Affection in one's library. Nor am I talking about a Personal Digital Assistant. This post is about Patron Driven Acquisition, a topic that I'm hearing more and more about given the rise of e-readers and e-books in our collections. How do we adjust our existing policies to… Continue reading Let’s talk about PDA (part one)