United States

  • English

Collection Evaluation

  • At a glance

Collection Evaluation at a glance

Benefits

  • 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

Features

  • 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

We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration. Learn more »