Ebooks offer new opportunities for resource sharing, but licenses for e-books frequently limit use to patrons of the purchasing library and prohibit interlibrary lending. Librarians are exploring creative ways to share these resources, particularly in a time of shrinking budgets.
In May of 2012 nine libraries from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries launched a Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) ebook pilot. Each library contributed the same dollar amount to the pilot. Ebooks available for purchase are accessible to users from the nine libraries. An ebook is purchased after specific criteria of use have been met. Learn about the challenges and successes of the pilot project as well as an assessment of this project and how nine libraries actually agreed on doing the pilot.
Here is the Ebooks_Presentation.