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Library Quarterly Report FY17 Q3: January-March 2018

Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services

Gil Kenner and Ken Winter attended the annual TRB LIST Committee meeting this quarter. Gil Kenner subsequently was invited to join the LIST committee. A proof of concept of the ongoing project to digitize the VDOT Bulletin in OCLC’s ContentDM was finalized with the help of James O’Leary. Gil Kenner received the the VTRC “Employee of the Year” award. Finally, several improvements to EOS KnowledgeBuilder databases were made making Literature Searches and TA Projects more searchable.


The tables below reflect the increases in library holdings and cataloging statistics between FY17Q2 and FY17Q3.

OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - Mar. 31, 2017
  FY17 Q2  FY17 Q3 
Transactions  412  794 
Holdings Added to WorldCat Records  54  109 
Total Titles  100,246  100,246 


Catalog Record Count
  Dec 31  Mar 31 
Titles  98,687  98,826 
Copies  108,034  108,201 
Volumes (Items)  110,961  111,159 
Print Collection Usage for the Quarter
Type  Items  Location  Print Items 
VDOT  211  Central Office  65 
VTRC  52  NOVA  38 
Other In House/ILL  Salem  28 
UVA  Staunton  26 
    Fredericksburg  20 
    Hampton Roads  12 
    Lynchburg  11 
Hard Copy Total  267  Richmond 

The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (211) to items borrowed by UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 267.





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 3,316 items borrowed or accessed this quarter.



 Print Circulation  267 
 Subscription Downloads 3,399 
 Library Usage for the Quarter 3,666 


The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY17 Q3 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 3,666 (all print and electronic resource usage), about 11% higher than last quarter.

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