Our Story

Founded in Glasgow, United Kingdom, collectionHQ was introduced to the public library market in 2008 as a solution that would empower librarians to integrate the Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM) methodology into their workflow. The only tool to deliver data-driven action plans, collectionHQ expanded rapidly across the UK and into the U.S.A., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Before long, collectionHQ was the most talked about new technology in the public library industry and was revolutionizing how librarians managed their collections. In 2011, collectionHQ was acquired by leading distributor of books and digital content, Baker & Taylor, which has supported growth and the innovation of cutting edge products. Today, collectionHQ continues to expand into new markets as a trusted partner of public libraries.

Timeline

1990s

Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM) methodology is discovered by Scottish Librarian, George Kerr.

2008

collectionHQ is founded and introduced to the UK and soon the U.S. public library markets.

2011

collectionHQ is acquired by leading distributor of books and digital content, Baker & Taylor.

2014

collectionHQ welcomes its first customers from Germany and Finland.

2015

collectionHQ and Baker & Taylor launch Evidence-based Selection Planning (ESP) service.

2016

collectionHQ adds a new Dashboard enabling users to monitor collection performance.

2019

collectionHQ takes on new office premises to support company growth.

2020

collectionHQ adds new functionality to support libraries impacted by COVID-19.

2021

collectionHQ introduces new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Analysis tool.

Our Purpose

At collectionHQ, we support Baker & Taylor’s mission to improve community outcomes by providing libraries with practical insight to deliver data-driven collections that enrich and empower patrons.

Leadership Team

Aman is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. As CEO and President for Baker & Taylor, he is responsible for leading global public and academic library sales, supply chain, technology, partnership strategy and publisher relations and the overall P&L. Aman also takes on global product engineering and International Operations for Baker & Taylor.

Amandeep Kochar

CEO and President

Scott lives in Phoenix, Arizona. As Vice President of Digital & Software Products at Baker & Taylor, Scott has extensive experience of library solutions and a passion for helping library staff to improve performance.

Scott Crawford

Vice President Digital & Software Products

Alan is located in Glasgow, Scotland where he manages our head office location and development of collectionHQ and ESP. Alan has extensive experience managing complex technical products, with over 25 years in the in the banking and financial technology sector prior to joining collectionHQ.

Alan Gibson

Director, Operations and Project Management

Based in Syracuse, New York, Kathie is Director of Customer Success at Baker & Taylor. She has spent more than 20 years working with public libraries of all sizes with a focus on helping libraries serve their communities.

Kathie Graham

Director, Customer Success

Meet the rest of the team.

Locations

Bridgeall Libraries Ltd.
Hillington Innovation Centre
1 Ainslie Road
Glasgow
G52 4RU
United Kingdom
Baker & Taylor
2810 Coliseum Centre Drive
Suite 300
Charlotte
NC, 28217
United States
James Bennett
Unit 3, 114 Old Pittwater Road
Brookvale
NSW, 2100
Australia