Did you know you were involved in purchasing an extra 1300 e-books last year?

Over the last 12 months Library Services have been trialling a new service called Patron Driven Acquisition. Working with our 2 main suppliers we added over 15000 e-book titles to the library catalogue. If a title was accessed more than twice or viewed for longer than 5 minutes the book was purchased. This means you were able to purchase books you required that were not already in our stock-e.g. titles required for project work, extra copies of highly used texts in electronic format etc.

So which subjects have been the most popular?

Patron driven ebooks

Management has purchased the most titles, closely followed by Medicine and Health

And our top accessed text?

Coming in at No. 1 with 1399 accesses is:

Spon’s Architects’ and Builders’ Price Book 2012

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Due to the popularity of this service we’ll be running it again this academic year so you’ll be able to buy even more e-books.

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