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Top Charts from Lois – February 2018

Many of my patrons tell me how they love to escape with a good Mystery & Detective novel. Check out this sample of pre-published Mystery & Detective titles that ESP predicts will circulate well in library collections over the coming months: Death of an Honest Man, M. C Beaton – available in February The Policeman’s … Continued

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Meet the team

Most customers will be familiar with James McMahon who has been providing collectionHQ technical support since 2012. We caught up with James to find out what his average day working at collectionHQ’s Headquarters in Glasgow looks like and much more. How would you describe an average day in the life of an Implementation and Support … Continued

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Top Charts from Lois – January 2018

Happy New Year! I hope that your 2018 is off to a great start. As many public library patrons begin the new year with resolutions to eat well and keep fit, here is a sample of the pre-published titles in vegetarian cooking that ESP* predicts will circulate well in library collections: Veggie Burger Atelier by … Continued

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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