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Demand Driven Acquisitions @ USC: DDA Profile

Demand-driven acquisitions provides access to thousands of eBook titles that the Libraries pays for only upon user access.

DDA Profile Summary

“profiles should be as broad as possible relative to the budget of the program. The goal of profiling for DDA should be to make available as much content as possible that meets the broad curricular and research needs of the institution. Therefore, unlike a traditional profile that attempts to narrow the universe of scholarly academic publishing, a DDA profile should be expansive” (NISO DDA 33).


USC's Profile (Fall 2014): 

Price cap: $150 (this cap is for the list price of the e-book, not the final DDA price)

Date range:  2011-present

Two 1-day Short Term Loans (STLs) before a purchase is triggered on the 3rd use

Cap on short term loan (STL) fees: we will not purchase from publishers who charge 35% or more for an STL. This would add 12 publishers to our exclude list.  As of 3/7/2015 there are 8 publishers that charge 35% and 5 publishers that charge 40% or more: 

1.    A & C Black Publishers Limited - 35% 1-day STL

2.     Berg Publishers  - 35% 1-day STL

3.     Bloomsbury Publishing Plc  - 35%  1-day STL

4.     Boydell & Brewer Ltd. - 35% 1-day STL

5.     Continuum International Publishing Group - 35% 1-day STL

6.     Hart Publishing Limited - 35% 1-day STL

7.     University Press of Mississippi – 35% 1-day STL

8.     Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG - 35% 1-day STL

9.     Charles C Thomas, Publisher, Ltd. - 40% 1-day STL

10.  National Book Network International - 40% 1-day STL

11.  Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. - 40% 1-day STL

12.   World Scientific - 40% 1-day STL

13. McFarland & Company - 50% 1-day STL

We excluded 54 Publishers from our DDA profile (close to the list of publishers excluded from our print approval plans):

1.      ABC-CLIO

2.      AMACOM

3.      AMER AUTOMOBILE ASSOC

4.      AMER INST OF PHYSICS-AIP

5.      AMER MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

6.      APPLETON & LANGE

7.      APRESS

8.      BIRKHAUSER

9.      BIRKHAUSER VA

10.  BOYNTON COOK

11.  BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

12.  BURNING DECK

13.  CENTRE FOR CAPE BRETON STUDIES

14.  COPENHAGEN BUS SCHOOL PR

15.  COPERNICUS/SPRINGER

16.  CTR FOR CAPE BRETON STU

17.  EARTHSCAN

18.  EDWIN MELLEN

19.  ELLIS HORWOOD/PTR P-H

20.  ENCHANTED LION BOOKS

21.  FODOR'S

22.  GREENWOOD

23.  GREENWOOD WORLD

24.  HANGING LOOSE PRESS

25.  HARVARD BUS REVIEW PRESS

26.  HOOVER INSTITUTION PRESS

27.  HUMANA

28.  IMPERIAL COLLEGE PRESS

29.  INTERVARSITY PRESS

30.  INTL MONETARY FUND

31.  ISLAND PRESS

32.  J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM

33.  KEY COLLEGE PUBLISHING

34.  LA COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

35.  LANDES BIOSCIENCE

36.  LONGHORN/SASA SEMA PUB

37.  NEW ORLEANS MUS OF ART

38.  NOLO

39.  NOVA SCIENCE

40.  PETER OWEN

41.  PHYSICA/SPRINGER

42.  PRENTICE HALL

43.  ROYAL SOC OF CHEMISTRY

44.  SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

45.  SENSE

46.  SHEFFIELD ACADEMIC PRESS

47.  SPRINGER

48.  STEINKOPFF/SPRINGER

49.  T & T CLARK

50.  TEACHER IDEA PR/LIBRARIES

51.  URBAN INSTITUTE

52.  URBAN LAND INSTITUTE

53.  WAGENINGEN ACADEMIC PUBL

54.  WORLD BANK