30,000 e-books added to the catalogue
The James Hardiman Library has added nearly 30,000 e-book records to the catalogue under an initiative called Demand Driven Acquisition.
These e-books are discoverable in the catalogue and comprise of scholarly works published in the last three years across all subject areas that are relevant to NUI Galway.
While the books are fully accessible to users, the Library won't pay for these e-books unless they are used! A purchase is ‘triggered’ only when one of the books is used for more than 5 minutes, or part of a book is downloaded or printed.
We hope that this will really open up access to the material you need, without us buying what we’re not sure you will use. It gives you a role in selecting material to be added to the library's collection.