WorldCat Collection Analysis™
Resource evaluation, comparison and planning
To make the most of your acquisitions budget, you need precise data that reveals your library's subject-matter strengths, gaps, and overlaps. WorldCat Collection Analysis lets you analyze your collection and compare it to other collections without requiring you to expend extensive staff, time, or financial resources.
You'll get the data you want when you want it. You'll be better able to shape your collection development activities and provide solid evidence to justify funding.
A new, next-generation Collection Evaluation tool, designed to support your library’s needs to evaluate collections in the context of cooperative information, will soon replace the existing WorldCat Collection Analysis (WCA) service. If your library is currently using WCA, your existing subscription will give you access to both WCA and the new Collection Evaluation tool during this transitional time period. [To learn about the planned migration schedule, please email us at: email@example.com.] If your library is interested in subscribing to WCA, please contact your OCLC regional office for more details.
More about the new Collection Evaluation tool. It will deliver the extended functionality required by libraries that are increasingly focused on optimizing spending and reducing the physical collection footprint. Additionally, the new tool will be the first in a suite of solutions available as part of OCLC WorldShare Analytics—a comprehensive suite of analytic and decision-making tools using both institutional and aggregated library data.
“We've been able to establish benchmarks to build on ... and [WorldCat Collection Analysis] has been extremely useful for developing budgets because it’s an independent, objective source of data.”
Erlene Dudley, Library Director
William Woods University Library
Watch this space for Worldcat Collection Analysis news.