PDA and the Humanities: assessing the fit through an examination of the literature on humanists and e-resources
As patron-driven acquisition (PDA) becomes increasingly popular we must consider its impact on academic libraries and their communities of researchers. Of particular interest is how successfully e-book PDA programs serve humanities scholars, as traditional representations of their information-seeking behaviours suggest that e-books are largely unsuitable for their needs. More recent investigations into the research practices of humanists suggest that this perception is not completely accurate, making it important to assess the potential fit between PDA and the humanities based on available information.
CitationThe Electronic Library;
PDA, patron-driven acquisition, e-books, e-resources, humanities, humanists, information-seeking behaviour