Predicated on research demonstrating books requested through interlibrary loan that are purchased for the collection usually circulate more, cost less, and add value to the collection, Lupton Library’s Dean proposed this patron driven acquisition model. A Buy, not Borrow (BNB) pilot project was implemented at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Lupton Library in January 2010.
Dunn, Melanie J. and Murgai, Sarla
"Buy, Not Borrow: Building a Bridge to a Patron-Centric Collection - A Case Study at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Lupton Library,"
The Southeastern Librarian: Vol. 62:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/seln/vol62/iss1/4