Clark faces the same struggles as many public librarians. With limited time, fewer staff and a shrinking materials budget, he must find smart ways of making his collection stand out to patrons. He calls on the help of…
So many books and such little time. Using our ILS alone to weed is so time consuming that we’ve not had a proper weeding process in years. Where do I start?
You need some help from the world's leading collection performance improvement solution, collectionHQ. Let's get started!
REMOVE GRUBBY ITEMS
Use collectionHQ to identify overused items in an instant.
SAVE 156 STAFF DAYS A YEAR
Use collectionHQ Action Plans.
REDUCE DEAD ITEMS
Bring your collection to life!
IMPROVING VS REPORTING
Use your ILS for reports. Use collectionHQ to select, manage, promote, evaluate and improve your collection.
Wow. My shelves look much neater. But what do I do with all these dead books? And how do I fill the extra space?
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Use collectionHQ Transfer tools to move those books to a new location where there is a proven demand.
TIME TO TRANSFER
Replace dead & grubby items with existing resources.
INCREASE CIRCULATION BY 11%
Move items to locations of higher demand.
collectionHQ allows you to apply evidence and make continuous improvements with its proven methodology EBSM – removing the guesswork and increasing accuracy of your collection management decisions.
What about buying new books? I need to make my budget go the extra mile.
Apply collectionHQ Selection tools to help you make more informed purchasing decisions.
BREAK THE CYCLE
DEAD ON ARRIVAL
17% of items purchased by public libraries worldwide have never checked out. Break the cycle of buying to weed: apply evidence to buy the items your patrons want.
Use collectionHQ to plan selection in line with your collection budget.
Gain exclusive insight into the top titles, authors and subjects on a local and national level with collectionHQ.
EVIDENCE BASED SELECTION PLANNING
Make your collection REALLY stand out with ESP. ESP with collectionHQ creates a unique solution that can improve turnover of newly selected material and match your collection to patron demand.
ART + SCIENCE
Combine collection development with data analytics to make informed selection decisions.
Use ESP to select the titles your patrons will want to read before they are published.
Apply ESP’s powerful ranking engine to score items based on a series of metadata.
Send new material to the right locations in the right quantities relevant to patron demand.
Applying evidence based selection will keep your patrons coming back!
Thanks Super Librarian. It’s really THAT simple. Now I must work on getting more patrons through the door…
Use collectionHQ's Marketing tools to create eye-catching displays then measure the impact of those displays on circulation.
SPREAD THE WORD
Share collectionHQ Charts, Top Titles, Top Authors across all genres and subjects to really impress your patrons.
Use collectionHQ to try out new collections before you invest.
SHOW IT OFF
collectionHQ’s Dashboard allows you to share the results with your manager and rest of the team.