Further Reflections on the WorldCat Collection Analysis Tool

Hilary Davis, Annette Day, Darby Orcutt
2008 Collection Management  
Welcome to the new Collection Management column Techcast. With less time to devote to collection responsibilities, librarians are casting about for ways to streamline collection management activities. At the same time, rapidly changing information technology brings forth new software, Web applications, and innovative practices that will potentially streamline and enhance collection management activities. The Techcast column will highlight these new ideas and help librarians assess them for use
more » ... t their own institutions. Our first Techcast column examines the WorldCat Collection Analysis Interlibrary Loan Analyses module. We hope that this article and those that follow will guide librarians searching for ways to improve and streamline collection management activities. ABSTRACT. This article focuses on a recent enhancement to the WorldCat Collection Analysis tool, the Interlibrary Loan Analyses module, exploring the possibilities that this enhancement offers for strategic collection development. The study concentrates on the tool as a way to assess the impact of the recent growth at North Carolina State University in biomedicine and human medicine programs. The research contained in this article originated from a session presented at
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