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Patron Driven Acquisitions (PDA)

Building circulation by letting patrons have a voice in your acquisitions process

In today’s society, social media allows everyone, including your library patrons, to share information and opinions with and about the businesses and services they frequent. Consumers are increasingly expecting to have this option in every area of their lives.

The Patron Driven Acquisitions system from Whitehots lets patrons have their say in the library world and to be directly engaged in influencing the library services they use. This innovative online solution allows your library to get patrons involved in recommending books for your collection – essentially crowdsourcing for effective collection development.

How Patron Driven Acquisitions works

Accessed through your library website, the PDA system allows patrons to take advantage of the large Whitehots database to suggest books for your collection, and when viable, to allow you to easily order them while managing your budget.


At Whitehots, we thrive on working in partnership with libraries to generate innovative ideas and to help make them a reality. Contact us to learn more about integrating the Whitehots PDA system into your library website to leverage the power of your patrons.

Beyond Books

Beyond Books

Create a new kind of library experience for your patrons, with tools from technology to decor.

Whitehots has the experience to help you move your library into the future.

Whitehots Inc.

205 Industrial Parkway North, Unit #3,
Aurora, ON
L4G 4C4

1.800 567-9188