Glasgow, Scotland, January 11th, 2024 – collectionHQ, the leading provider of library analytics solutions globally, is pleased to announce it has received a platinum award for the third consecutive year in LibraryWorks’ tenth annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Products and services were submitted in the fall using a simple application and then posted on a private site with an enhanced description and attendant materials. These products were batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic, and special libraries. Only customers with experience with these products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services, resulting in a truly unbiased score.
Each judge scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc.
Amandeep Kochar, President and CEO of Baker & Taylor, collectionHQ’s parent company commented, “To receive Platinum distinction for collectionHQ again in the MLAs 2024 is a proud moment for the entire team. This accolade is thanks to our wonderful library customers whose feedback guides our product development so that our services can truly make a difference to libraries and their communities.”
collectionHQ is a software solution that helps library professionals to make efficient, evidence-based decisions about their collection to deliver the material their readers want. It assists the entire collection development workflow – supporting the selection, promotion, and weeding of material – and delivers simple-to-use action plans that enable continuous improvements. Since it was introduced in 2008, it now serves more than 500 library systems worldwide. Its preeminent features are:
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Analysis tool to improve the representation of diverse communities in library collections.
- Dashboard tool displays key metrics about the performance of a library’s collection.
- Evidence-based budgeting tools help to guide spending based on reader demand.
Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager said, “I am so pleased for all of the team at collectionHQ on receiving another Platinum distinction at the MLAs. Since it entered the market, collectionHQ continues to evolve and offer a unique benefit to libraries to save time and make resources go further, which is so important in the current climate.”
For more information about collectionHQ and its products, please visit www.collectionhq.com.
collectionHQ is the leading collection performance improvement solution, based on the proven Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSMTM) methodology. Easy to implement, simple to use and extremely cost-effective, collectionHQ delivers repeatable performance improvements for library collections by providing evidence-based analysis, advice and performance monitoring of all collections across all media. It helps libraries to save money by improving use of existing inventory and supporting evidence-based purchasing. collectionHQ improves collection performance by analyzing demand and suggesting action plans on how to address this demand – improving the quality of service, demonstrating best value and improving local marketing. collectionHQ is owned by Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products.
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About the Modern Library Awards program
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.