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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.”

Press Release

Baker & Taylor to Unveil ‘Diversity Analysis’ Tool

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 6, 2021 — Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment, announced today it will offer an analysis solution for libraries to help them discover, manage and report on diversity-related topics. Backed by collectionHQ’s powerful technology, Baker & Taylor’s Diversity Analysis will offer insight and identify … Continued

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