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One year on: Libraries supporting communities through Covid-19

One year ago, libraries across the world were forced to close their doors to stop the spread of a new Coronavirus. One year on and Covid-19 continues to impact the daily lives of librarians and their communities. The library’s response to the greatest challenge humankind has faced for generations has emphasized its position as a … Continued

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Top Romance Titles from Discovery

Love is in the air! And to celebrate both Library Lovers’ Day and Valentine’s Day this weekend, we have been checking out the top Romance titles in libraries across the world from the past year. Log in to collectionHQ’s Discovery to compare with circulation at your library!   U.S.A. Hideaway by Nora Roberts Every Breath … Continued

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3 Ways Libraries Can Contribute to a Healthier Planet

Sustainability – and the need to reduce humankind’s impact on the earth – is on people’s minds more than ever. Whether it’s changing eating habits or how we travel, people are being more mindful of how their actions contribute to the planet’s health. And the local library is well positioned to not only support, but … Continued

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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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Customer Interview

At the collectionHQ Coffee Break in November, we caught up with Will Bailey, Technical Services Manager at the Hartford Public Library (CT). Will shared how his library has adapted to serve customers during the pandemic, and his thoughts on the future of library collections.         Hi Will, thank you for joining us … Continued