New to collectionHQ…

We are delighted to announce that enhancements to collectionHQ’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) module are available now! This new functionality enables libraries to:

  • Identify DEI material in weeding reports for Fiction and Non-Fiction.
  • Analyze DEI material at the title level as well as by number of copies.
  • Switch between counts and percentages by DEI topic to easily identify the proportion of your collection that is diverse.
  • Ensure that the supply of DEI material is regularly evaluated by scheduling reminders in collectionHQ to monitor those collections.
  • Grant selected users permission to exclude titles from the DEI Topics.

Contact your collectionHQ representative for more information about this exciting release.


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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.”