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 (a Follett company), 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.

2016

Follett acquires Baker & Taylor to support community outcomes by connecting schools and libraries.

2019

collectionHQ takes on new office premises to support company growth.

2020

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

Our Purpose

At collectionHQ, we support the Follett purpose of "Improving the world by inspiring learning and shaping education" by providing libraries with practical insight to deliver valuable content and services that enrich and empower their communities.

Leadership Team

Aman is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to responsiblity for collectionHQ, he oversees all software products and services across Baker & Taylor. Aman earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Delhi University and MBA from IIT Kharagpur. He loves to travel and can speak 3 languages fluently.

Amandeep Kochar

Executive Vice President and General Manager

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

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
Follett School Solutions
3 Westbrook Corporate Center
Suite 200
Westchester
IL, 60154
United States
James Bennett
Unit 3, 114 Old Pittwater Road
Brookvale
NSW, 2100
Australia