October 20, 2014

Data-Driven Libraries Part 1: Analyzing Data to Manage Print Collections

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Data-driven collection analysis is growing quickly as libraries take advantage of the new tools and services on the market that allow for rapid evidence-based decision making about everything from what materials to buy and how to deploy collections. Such data is also underpinning large collaborative efforts to create shared strategies for management of print collections. Archive now available!

A Toolkit for Taking Stock: Libraries Leverage New Metrics Driven by Data from collectionHQ

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CHQ can extract data from any integrated library system (ILS) and then, through a suite of web-based modules, create a data-driven plan to build and deploy a library’s physical collection. CHQ makes clear what materials to buy and in what quantity to meet patron demand. It also makes transfers among branches and weeding quick, evidence-based activities.