VIVA: Curriculum Driven Acquisitions Program
VIVA is announcing a call for applications for the 2021-2022 VIVA Curriculum Driven Acquisitions Program. The program will support ebook purchases of bookstore course content available through the VIVA Faculty Textbook Portal and GOBI for up to five institutions representing VIVA public institution types (doctoral, 4-year, 2-year). Any ebooks purchased through this program will be perpetual access, unlimited usage, and DRM-free or DRM-light. VIVA will support ebook purchases for both the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. 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.”
What to expect (workflow and turnaround times):
In an effort to assess the success of the program, VIVA requires participating institutions to gather and submit CDA adoptions data to VIVA. Each institution’s liaison is expected to review the spreadsheet with the purchased and shared ebook titles, and gather and submit data points associated with the ebooks including instructor’s name, discipline, course name, estimated enrollment, etc. VIVA uses this data to estimate student cost avoidance and evaluate how the program is serving individual disciplines. The data is shared back with participating institutions.
Library directors may submit their request for participation through the 2021-2022 VIVA Curriculum Driven Acquisitions (CDA) Program Form by June 4, 2021. Selected institutions will be notified by June 18, 2021.