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Guest Blog: Cari Dubiel, Twinsburg Public Library, OH

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

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3 steps to better performance measurement

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

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Meet the Team

If you have ever had a collectionHQ support question then you will know Yau-Loon. He joined collectionHQ in 2011 and, as Implementation and Support Consultant, he helps our customers set up and use the tool effectively to improve their collection performance. Outside of collectionHQ, Yau-Loon is kept busy by his little boy, Luke, who thinks … Continued

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Interview with Solus: Smarter Collection Management

We caught up with Neil Wishart, CEO of leading library technology provider, Solus, and Liz McGettigan, President of the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals Scotland (CILIPs) and former Head of Libraries at City of Edinburgh Council, about the role of technology in public libraries and Solus’ new hand-held device which supports more efficient collection … Continued

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World Book Day – Top Children’s Fiction

It’s World Book Day – the biggest celebration of books and reading that involves children worldwide (www.worldbookday.com/about/). To celebrate, we’re excited to share an exclusive look at the top circulating Children’s Fiction ‘Action & Adventure’ books in the UK and Ireland over the last 12 months. Log into collectionHQ’s Discovery to find more information like this … Continued