VIVA: Curriculum Driven Acquisitions Program
The Curriculum Driven Acquisitions (CDA) program is a VIVA Open and Affordable Course Content Initiative. The primary goal of the program is to reduce the cost of course materials for Virginia students by matching titles on bookstore lists to ebooks available for purchase or already held in VIVA shared e-book collections. Additionally, all ebooks purchased through the program are added to the participating library's collection and held in perpetuity. This serves the purpose of building library collections that are relevant to the curriculum.
All ebooks matched to bookstore lists are acquired with unlimited user access models (preferably without digital rights restrictions) to ensure all students enrolled in the course have access to materials at the point of need. Materials may also be accessed by researchers outside of the identified course since the access model does not restrict the number of users.
The call for application opens in late April. All VIVA public institutions are invited to apply, and preference is given to institutions based on student need for financial assistance, as informed by the SCHEV Report “VA Resident Undergraduates with Need, Various Demographic Distributions.” VIVA matches bookstore lists on behalf of participating institutions for both the fall and spring semesters associated with the academic year. To learn more, see the VIVA Curriculum Driven Acquisitions Program Call for Applications and the Curriculum Driven Acquisitions Program FAQ.