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.