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We invite you to our PLA 2016 event on Thursday, April 7th at 12pm-2pm: ‘Build it right and they will come: Developing a patron driven collection with Evidence-based Selection Planning‘ where our panel of experts will discuss the evolution of predictive analytics in public libraries and share how ESP is helping to shape the future of collection development. A networking lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Panelists will include:

  • Stephanie Chase, Library Director, Hillsboro Public Library (OR)
  • George F. Coe, President and CEO, Baker & Taylor
  • Skip Dye, Vice President – Library and Academic Sales, Random House
  • Nora Rawlinson,Co-founder and Editor, Early Word

Spaces are limited so don’t delay, register your space at

What is ESP? Evidence-based Selection Planning (ESP) combines the art of collection development with the science of data analytics to equip libraries with the right titles in the right quantities at the right locations. ESP’s powerful ranking engine will suggest current and forthcoming titles that are likely to circulate well at your library based on a series of data points from pre-publication reviews to past circulation. ESP will then adopt intelligence of local demand to determine how those titles should be distributed across your library system to suit local demand.