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Q: Will ebooks bought during the program be owned by the Alliance?


A: Yes, the Alliance will own the titles and all member institutions will have perpetual access.

Q: What is the scope of the program in terms of subjects, publication dates, audience, etc?


A: The program is intended for a wide range of users, reflecting the diversity of the Alliance.

Q: What publishers are included in the program project?


A: The following publishers are included:

 Publisher
 Notes
 Cambridge University Press
 Added with initial pilot, July 2011
 Earthscan  Added with initial pilot, July 2011
 Hodder Education
 Added with initial pilot, July 2011
 John Benjamins
 Added in January 2014
 Oxford University Press
 Added with initial pilot, July 2011
 Taylor and Francis
 Added with initial pilot, July 2011
 University of California Press
 Added in January 2014. Back-list only available at present.
 University of Minnesota Press
 Added in January 2014
 Wiley  Added with initial pilot, July 2011

The following publishers were once part of the program but have since been removed.


 Publisher  Reason for Removal
 ABC-CLIO  Did not agree to reduce consortial purchasing multiplier, July 2015.
 Ashgate  Implemented front list short-term loan embargo, October 2015.
 BRILL  Implemented front list short-term loan embargo, June 2015.
 McFarland & Co.
 Ended participation in DDA and STL programs, April 2016.
 Morgan & Claypool
 Ended participation in DDA and STL programs, April 2016.
 NYU Press
 Did not agree to reduce consortial purchasing multiplier; Implemented front list short-term loan embargo, July 2015.
 Pharmaceutical Press
 Did not agree to reduce consortial purchasing multiplier, July 2015.
 Policy Press
 Did not agree to reduce consortial purchasing multiplier, July 2015.
 SAGE  Significant price changes, August 2015.
 University of California
 Implemented front list short-term loan embargo, February 2016. Extended May 2016.

Q: What are the subject and non-subject parameters of the DDA Profile?

A: In consideration of the collection development needs of all Alliance members, all subjects are covered at Basic through Professional content levels. The titles available will be limited to the output of participating publishers. 2013+ publication dates are currently included. To keep within budget, the EWG will remove the last year of titles each summer. (For example, in all titles published before 2013 were removed in August 2015.)

The current price cap is $200, reduced from $250 in August 2015.

Q: If one or more Alliance libraries own a print copy of the title, will the electronic version appear in the program? What if some libraries already have an electronic version?


A: The program is intended to develop a shared electronic book collection based on user demand. For this reason, ownership of print copies is not considered relevant. We are also not excluding ebooks some libraries may already own, because those libraries' holdings are only available to its users and not to the Alliance at large.


Q: Are the limited number of titles in the program indicative of monetary limitations on the Alliance's side, limits imposed by publishers, or collection development policies created by the Implementation Team?

A: The primary reason for the limited number of titles is related to the Alliance's program budget and time frame goals.