by | Jun 25, 2012 | General News


I thought you might be interested in sharing this call for papers with listservs, colleagues, &  Facebook friends–  or even better, submitting an abstract yourself!  I’m guest editing this issue of Against the Grain; details below.



Call for Papers:  Going out on a limb — pushing the boundaries of DDA 

We are inviting you to submit brief abstracts (1-2 paragraphs) prior to July 5, 2012, for a special fall 2012 Charleston Conference issue of Against the Grain on DDA/PDA (demand-driven/patron-driven acquisition/access). 

Following a year and a half after the last special issue on this topic, it’s time to take a look at where we’ve landed, and what’s down the road.   

We are interested in a variety of perspectives.  Distributors, publishers, vendors, consultants, library patrons, and library workers from all types of libraries are encouraged to send your ideas to

We’re particularly interested in:

·         what sorts of models could appear in the next generation (DDA of articles, multimedia, etc., with access beyond library catalogs, e-book platforms, & discovery services)

·         radically redefining library selection, “collections,” and approval plans with DDA

·         DDA usage analysis by subject & cost

·         to weed or not to weed DDA records (triggered or non-triggered)

·         the current state and the future of short-term loans, manual DDA, and extended access

·         results of consortial DDA projects

·         perspectives on, or plans for, DDA from small presses, scholarly presses, journal publishers, database vendors, etc.