Data-driven acquisition in the library

Traditional approaches to acquiring content are giving way to a data-driven strategy that reflects the real-life, day-to-day needs of your library patrons. Grounding your decisions in data gives you an edge. Knowing where your institution’s research is heading, what resources get used the most and where there is opportunity to grow is important information for the library.

At a recent ALA Annual conference in San Francisco in June, librarian Anne Mitchell shared some of her experiences, captured in the video below. Watch to learn her views on identifying emerging research areas; monitoring and refining unmediated programs; aligning budget to service priorities; and exposing discovery gaps.

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About the speaker:

Anne Mitchell

Anne Mitchell is the Head of Acquisitions at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), where she oversees acquisitions, electronic resources, and interlibrary loan. Prior to joining UTSA, she managed electronic resources, metadata operations, and discovery in academic and medical settings. She has over 15 years' experience with electronic resources and loves the fact that new challenges still arise almost every day.