A Long Tale: Why Book Selection is Always Up for Debate, Part 1 By Scholarly Kitchen

After the Crash

A twenty-year count of citations for the established search term “approval plan” and for the newer terms “patron-driven” and “demand-driven” shows that after the crash, early-adopting libraries were joined by others who needed to try something.  At the same time, the graph shows how “patron” overtook “demand” in librarians’ choice of words, as they expressed to one another and to their administrators, where their efforts were focused after the crash.


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