Serving a population of more than 130,000, the Ferguson Library, CT, covers a main library and 3 branch libraries. collectionHQ was introduced to the library to make collection maintenance more regular and to promote circulation of items.
Vendor Selection takes place when a library chooses to outsource the selection process to suppliers. Librarians who use this technique create profiles listing the materials required at their library which are then sent to the vendor. Using the profiles, vendor selectors can ensure that the library receives the right quantities of current and forthcoming items
which meet those criteria and are within the library’s budget.