Gotta love being a manager, especially at small or medium-size library. Most days, I’m so exhausted I can’t even come up with a clever metaphor to illustrate how exhausted I am. With demand for library services surging, and the demand for materials slowing down, it’s hard to justify spending time on the collection. But we … Continued
In response to feedback from customers, we are pleased to announce the following enhancements to collectionHQ:
- We have improved the response time of our Discovery tool and extended its functionality to allow you to compare your library’s holdings with the most popular authors and titles in libraries on a local and national level in seconds.
- Users can now exclude selected Fiction and Non-Book collections from ‘Dead on Arrival’ in the Dashboard, allowing you to delve more deeply into the items contributing to the percentage of your collection that has circulated less than twice since purchase.
Read the latest edition of Directors’ Digest which features an interview with Neil MacInnes, Head of Service Improvement at Manchester City Libraries; insight into ways of measuring collection performance and establishing benchmarks; a discussion around patron driven acquisitions; and much more.Download PDF of this Newsletter
Insight is a quarterly enewsletter from collectionHQ. Our August edition features a case study from the winner of the Biggest Improver Challenge 2017, Pamunkey Regional Library, VA; a new blog about ways of measuring performance; the top pre-published Adult and Teen Fiction titles from ESP; and much more.Download PDF of this Newsletter or Subscribe to our Insight Newsletter
Providing a successful library service relies on the ability to offer an appealing and demand-driven collection. To achieve this, your collection management and collection development strategies must be evidence based and measurable to facilitate continuous improvements to the service you deliver. The process of collection performance measurement can be divided into 3 key steps: defining KPIs, … Continued