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Library Quarterly Report FY18 Q2: October-December 2017

Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services

Gil Kenner gave a brief presentation on library services at the fall BRAC meeting. Work began with VTRC administrative staffers Mary Bennett and Emily Pudliner to add Implementation Funded Projects to the Technical Assistance Project Database in the library's catalog. Gil also worked with Ken Winter on instructions for a guide to the new Skillsoft Books interface.

The tables below reflect the changes in library holdings and cataloging statistics between FY18Q and FY18Q2. The steep changes reflect the work that was undertaken to update Books 24x7 collection holdings. 

OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - Sept. 30, 2017
FY18 Q1  FY18 Q2 
Transactions  564  424 
Holdings Added to WorldCat Records  86  90 
Total Titles  106,897  100,378 


Catalog Record Count
Sept 30  Dec 31 
Titles  99,246  63,784 
Copies  108,657  73,392 
Volumes (Items)  111,629  76,373 
Print Collection Usage for the Quarter
Type  Items  Location  Print Items 
VDOT  319  Lynchburg  100 
VTRC  69  Central Office  69 
Other In House/ILL  Satunton  45 
UVA  17  NOVA   41 
Total Print Usage  406   Fredericksburg  29 
Salem  21 
    Bristol  10 
Richmond  0 


The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (332) to items borrowed by UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 406.



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 3,576 items borrowed or accessed this quarter.


Total collection usage by quarter
 Print Circulation  419 
 Subscription Downloads 3,157 
 Library Usage for the Quarter 3,576 


The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY18 Q2 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 3,576 (a combination of print and virtual collection usage).

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