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Collection Evaluation

  • At a glance

Collection Evaluation at a glance


  • Helps library workers make well-informed collection management decisions based on comparisons to authoritative lists and tens-of-thousands of libraries that have contributed data to WorldCat
  • Facilitates deselection decisions and efficient use of library space
  • Provides information essential to support new institutional programs and accreditation reviews
  • Provides support for new budget requests and purchase recommendations


  • Easy-to-interpret data analyses including a task-oriented interface that helps library staff visualize the data presented, making it easier to make tough collection management decisions during the course of routine library workflows
  • Ability to compare your library against:
    • A single peer institution
    • A group of up to 50 peer libraries
    • A variety of predefined groups defined by library type, geographic location, specialization, ARL status, ranking and more
    • Authoritative lists which provide access to recommended or highlighted lists such as Choice, Booklist, Books for College Libraries, Doody's, Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly and School Library Journal
  • Flexible export options to easily extract your comparison data for offline analysis and reuse
  • Detailed title information, subject analyses, peer holdings and local circulation data necessary to support tough collection management decisions
  • Integration with WorldShare Management Services (WMS). WMS libraries will see a new Analytics tab which uses circulation data (preloaded by Collection Evaluation) to help decide what collection items are targets for deselection

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