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Library Quarterly Report FY17 Q2: October-December 2016

Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services

This quarter a significant effort was made to develop the controlled vocabulary for the new library website. An internal guide was created to assist in the process and to help clarify the various terminologies used. Time was also spent welcoming an orienting new staff member Amber Anglada and training her on a variety of tasks including monthly onboarding. Gil Kenner attended and gave updates on the progress of the new library site to several Research Advisory Council meetings this quarter at VTRC as well. Upon his departure, outgoing VTRC director Jose Gomez left a substantial number of items to the library which were cataloged and added to the collection. 

The tables below reflect the increases in library holdings and cataloging statistics between FY17Q1 and FY17Q2.

OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - Dec. 31, 2016
  FY17 Q1  FY17 Q2 
Transactions  669  412 
Holdings Added to WorldCat Records  82  54 
Total Titles  86,403  100,246 


Catalog Record Count
  Sept 30  Dec 31 
Titles  98,624  98,687 
Copies  107,976  108,034 
Volumes (Items)  110,900  110,961 
Print Collection Usage for the Quarter
Type  Items  Location  Items Used 
VDOT  249  Central Office  109 
VTRC  71  NOVA  42 
Other In House/ILL  0/12   Staunton  29 
UVA  Hampton Roads  17 
    Lynchburg  16 
    Richmond  10 
Total Print Usage:  333  Salem  

The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (249) to items borrowed by UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 333 items.





The table below adds the number of downloads from the library's virtual collection this quarter to the circulation from the library's print holdings for a total of 3,286 items borrowed or accessed this quarter.

 Use of Print Resources 333 
 Subscription Downloads 2,953 
 Total Use of Resources This Quarter 3,286 


The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY17 Q2 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 3,286 (a combination of print and electronic collections usage).

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