You want it, you buy it: eBooks & Patron-driven acquisition

If you haven’t already heard, the Library has been piloting a new Patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) program for eBooks to add to our online collections.

Here are some eBook titles that Library patrons like you have selected, in areas of potential interest to readers of Biblionotes:

  • Arguing with Tradition: The Language of Law in Hopi Tribal Court, Univ. of Chicago, 2008.  (We also own the print edition:  GEN COLL KF8228 H67 R53 2008)
  • China & India in the Age of Globalization; Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Gender, Household & State in Post-Revolutionary Vietnam, Taylor & Francis, 2008.
  • Questionnaires in Second Language Research; Routledge, 2009. (We also own the 2010 and 2003 print editions of this title:  GEN P118.2 D67 2010, GEN COLL P188.2 D67 2003)
  • Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Grammar Advanced; McGraw-Hill Professional, 2007
  • Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity after World War II; MIT Press, 2009.  (We also own the print edition:  GEN COLL TK9071 H43 1998)
  • Schaum’s Outline of Spanish Vocabulary, 5th ed.; McGraw-Hill, 2008.  (We also own the 1997 print edition: GEN COLL PC4121 S345 1997)
  • Selected Poems of Garcilaso de la Vega: A Bilingual Edition; Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009.  (We also own the print edition:  GEN COLL PQ6391 A5 D45 2009)
  • Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English: 1980-2005; Taylor & Francis, 2008.  (We also own the print edition:  GEN COLL PE1128 A2 L383 2008)
  • Ten Hills Farm: The Forgotten History of Slavery in the North; Princeton University Press, 2010.  (We also own the print edition: GEN COLL E445 M4 M36 2010)
  • When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008.  (We also own the print edition:  GEN COLL JC328.7 B38 2008)

As you can see, we do already own a number of these in the traditional print format.  It may be that potential readers of these titles are now much more interested in portability and such things as potential for copy and paste.  Whatever the reason, it’s good to know that interested readers are connecting with titles of interest in their format of choice.


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