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Book Publishers and PDA: Announcing a Research Project

Dear colleagues,

I would like to alert you to a new study, just getting off the 
ground, that will investigate adoption of patron-driven 
acquisitions (PDA) models in libraries and its impact on book 
publishers, university presses in particular. The project's 
Principal Investigator is Kathleen Keane, director of the Johns 
Hopkins University Press. The research team includes independent 
publishing consultant Joe Esposito and Terry Ehling, associate 
director of Project Muse at Johns Hopkins UP; I will represent 
the project at Cornell University Library, where some of the 
research will take place. This project has been made possible 
with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

For details, please see Joe Esposito's announcement in the 
Scholarly Kitchen, which includes information on how to 
participate in the study: http://j.mp/qQdaDU

Updates on work in progress will be posted periodically to the 
Scholarly Kitchen.

Best regards,


Kizer Walker, Ph.D.
Director of Collection Development
Managing Editor, Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought
310 Uris Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
email: kw33@cornell.edu
telephone: 607 254-1375