Year’s end PDA ebooks : What did you buy?

I’ve blogged here before about the Library’s ebooks and our Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA) program for ebooks.  We’ve set up a program that includes certain ebooks in Quick Search, the library discovery tool that replaced our traditional library catalog.  Users like you can discover these titles, and with just a few clicks, begin reading an ebook online – unaware that we don’t yet “own” it.  Well, after a few reads, the PDA program triggers the Library to buy that item.  Simple!

So, just as an fyi, below are just a few more of the great ebook titles in our areas of interest that have been acquired via our PDA program.  If you happened to trigger any of these acquisitions, thanks very much!

  • Antebellum Slave Narratives : Cultural and Political Expressions of Africa
  • Gay Rights and Moral Panic : The Origins of America’s Debate on Homosexuality
  • Feminism and War
  • Guide to Doing Statistics in Second Language Research Using SPSS
  • Language Curriculum Design
  • Political Communication in Asia
  • Routledge Contemporary China : Innovation in China : The Chinese Software Industry
  • Sexuality in World History
  • Ultimate Spanish Phrase Finder
  • Women, Science, and Technology : A Reader in Feminist Science Studies
  • Women Speaking Up : Getting and Using Turns in Workplace Meetings

More on eBooks: Collecting & Finding

I wrote recently about the Library’s new Patron-Drive Acquisition (PDA) program for acquiring eBooks for our library collections.  Lest you think that’s the only way we acquire eBooks, read on!

My bibliographer colleagues and I have intentionally been buying relevant eBooks for years to add to our collections.  Some of these include such titles as…

  • Latinos in a changing society
  • Indians of Iowa
  • Drug war zone: Frontline dispatches from the streets of El Paso and Juárez
  • Chicano students and the courts: The Mexican American legal struggle for education
  • African American folktales
  • Dream not of other worlds: Teaching in a segregated elementary school
  • Companion to African American philosophy
  • Critical cultural studies of childhood
  • My Germany: A Jewish writer returns to the world his parents escaped
  • Beyond the Latino World War II hero
  • Ioway in Missouri
  • Islamic education in the Soviet Union and its successor states
  • Making of a Black scholar
  • Multicultural American history: Through children’s literature
  • New York Ricans from the hip hop zone
  • El monstruo: Dread and redemption in Mexico City
  • Frontier forts of Ioa: Indians, traders, and soldiers, 1682-1862
  • King’s dream: The legacy of Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech
  • Stories from the American mosaic: Native American folktales
  • Companion to US Latino literatures
  • Cristal experiment: A Chicano struggle for community control
  • Forgetful nation: On immigration and cultural identity in the United States
  • Latino American folktales
  • Latino/a canon and the emergence of post-sixties literature
  • Law touched our hearts: A generation remembers Brown v. Boar of Education
  • Migrant imaginaries: Latino cultural politics in the US-Mexico borderlands
  • None of the above: Puerto Ricans in the global era
  • Writing Indian nations: Native intellectuals and the politics of historiography
  • Artists from Latin American cultures
  • Brown and Black communication
  • Dominican Americans
  • From out of the shadows: Mexican women in twentieth-century America
  • Gender and the changing face of higher education: A feminized future?
  • Hispanic American religious cultures
  • Importing poverty? Immigration and the changing face of rural america
  • In the shadow of race: Growing up as a multiethnic, multicultural, multiracial
  • Mesoamerican worlds: Maya worldviews at conquest
  • Muslims in America: A short history
  • Native Americans today: Resources and activities for educators, grades 4-8
  • New Americans: Puerto Ricans in the United States
  • Notable Caribbeans and Caribbean Americans
  • Rethinking the slave narrative
  • Working the boundaries: Race, space, and “illegality” in Mexican Chicago
  • American Indian chronology: Chronologies of the American mosaic
  • Becoming Black: Creating identity in the African diaspora
  • Buxton: A Black utopia in the heartland
  • Cesar Chavez: A biography
  • Contemporary Caribbean cultures and societies in a global context
  • Continental crossroads: Remapping US-Mexico borderlands history
  • Conversations with Mexican American writers
  • Dead subjects: Toward a politics of loss in Latino studies
  • From slavery to poverty: The racial origins of welfare in New York, 1840-1918
  • Irish in US:  Irishness, performativity, and popular culture
  • Issues in the Spanish-speaking world
  • Looking for lost lore: Studies in folklore, ethnology and iconography
  • Mexican mafia
  • On the Viking trail: Travels in Scandinavian America
  • Race and classification: The case of Mexican America
  • African, Native, and Jewish American literature and the reshaping of modernism
  • American Muslim women: Negotiating race, class and gender…
  • Racial attitudes in the 1990s: Continuity and change
  • Soviet Jewish Americans
  • World folklore: Corn woman: Stories and legends of the Hispanic Southwest
  • World we used to live in: Remembering the powers of the Medicine men
  • Black, Brown and Beige: Surrealist writings from Africa and the diaspora
  • Displacing whiteness: Essays in social and cultural criticism
  • Native American communities in Wisconsin, 1600-1960
  • Philosophers on race: Critical essays
  • West Indian Americans

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.