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Available Now: DEI Analysis

We are delighted to announce the release of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Analysis to collectionHQ!

This exciting addition to the evidence-based toolset will empower libraries to:

  • Discover DEI content in collections at a system wide and granular branch level.
  • Monitor the supply of DEI material to address gaps.
  • Analyze Fiction and Non-Fiction collections against industry accepted DEI Topics.
  • Evaluate the representation of diverse populations in both print and digital collections.

“Healthy communities need access to inclusive library collections where people can find material that lets them see a reflection of themselves, offer a window to the world around them, and celebrate the differences that drive cultural, economic and social innovation,” said Amandeep Kochar, executive vice president and general manager of Baker & Taylor. “Yet creating and managing a collection that encompasses the wealth of human experiences can be complex and time consuming, which was our inspiration behind creating DEI Analysis.”

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We’ve Added a New eBook Enhancement!

We’re excited to announce an important enhancement to collectionHQ providing customers with better insight into their ebook and eaudio collections.

In addition to Fiction collections, collectionHQ’s ‘eBook Module’ now enables users to run ‘Collection Demand’ and ‘Collection Removal’ Action Plans for their library’s Non-Fiction ebooks.

This valuable enhancement empowers users to monitor the performance of their Non-Fiction ebook collection and compare with demand for print.

Please contact your collectionHQ Customer Success or Account Manager if you have any questions about this new release.

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2020 Product Review

Our team has been working around the clock to deliver solutions that minimize the impact of library closures on collectionHQ and ESP data. Soon after libraries across the world began to shut down, we added new functionality to provide you with the tools to identify branches which should be treated as “closed”. Our Action Plans, Dashboards and ESP predictions consider the duration of these library closures to help you continue to make informed and efficient decisions about your collection. 

We appreciate that libraries across the world are in a state of flux. As buildings reclose or reopen according to local guidelines, collectionHQ branch closure information can be updated with just a few clicks, taking concerns about usage data off your mind so that you can focus on adapting your library services to this new reality. ESP has also been enhanced to understand these fluctuations in circulation. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to your collectionHQ representative or our Support team if you have any questions or concerns about the changes we have introduced.  

In 2021, we will continue to enhance both services to support seamless library workflows and the delivery of community-driven collections. Stay tuned for more news on upcoming enhancements to collectionHQ. 

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Update: COVID-19 Response

How has collectionHQ changed to handle lower circulation due to COVID-19 library closures?

We understand that many library customers have been concerned about how lower circulation caused by library closures might impact collectionHQ. To alleviate these concerns, we added new functionality to provide you with the tools to identify branches which should be treated as “closed”. This enhancement will continue to benefit libraries that reopen in a limited capacity, for example curbside pick-up services. Libraries can also add closure dates retrospectively.

Now, branch closure duration will be considered in collectionHQ Action Plans to ensure that the information provided by collectionHQ continues to help you make informed and efficient decisions about your collection. We want to take concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on circulation and usage off your mind so that you can focus on adapting your library services to the “new normal”.

We would like to thank everyone who has shared feedback with us about managing library collections during the COVID-19 crisis. Your input is essential in helping us to deliver the solutions your library needs to operate as normally as possible during this unprecedented time.

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COVID-19 Response

As libraries worldwide are taking action to keep their communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we at collectionHQ wish to extend our thoughts to all of those affected.

We are actively monitoring the situation and are implementing procedures to ensure the health and safety of our team members including enhanced cleaning practices, restricting company travel, using work from home solutions and practicing social distancing.

Both the collectionHQ and ESP applications will continue to operate as normal during this period and we will keep you informed of any updates as they happen.

Additional information on steps you can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your community is available on the World Health Organization website.

Thank you and we hope you stay healthy during this difficult time.