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Library Quarterly Report FY18 Q2: October-December 2017

Virtual Library Card

The library’s “Virtual Library Card” helps VDOT employees access library collections and services. We created the VLC two years ago by connecting the library’s EOS Library automation system (which has patron user names and passwords) to a hosted authentication service called EZProxy. The bar graph below (left) shows cardholder growth during the past five quarters. The pie chart (right) shows VLC growth this quarter, with a breakout showing the three circumstances under which new accounts are created:

Onboarding (8): The library gets new data from Human Resources and staffers create new accounts and send a “welcome” e-mail to these new VDOT employees. 
Self-Registration (13): Some VDOT employees register themselves online. Library staff verify identities, activate those accounts, and send a welcome message and support materials.

Other Requests (5): These cards are created for walk-in patrons or patrons who submitted an e-mail or online request.

In FY16, the library staff began onboarding, a process where all new classified and wage VDOT employee e-mail addresses are collected from the VDOT Human Resources PMIS-Based Org Chart on InsideVDOT. We create a Virtual Library Card account and send an e-mail “welcome package” with links to: an instructional video, access subscriptions from off the VDOT network, login instructions, and details on how to get in touch with questions. Gil Kenner performed onboarding activities this quarter.

Summary of Library Activity


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 Catalog Record Count - Volumes 110,961 111,159 111,502 111,629 76,373 Section 3
 VDOT Print Collection Usage 234 267 341 345 406 Section 3
 VDOT Subscription Downloads 3,316 3,399 3,442 3,494 3,157 Section 4
 Items Loaned through ILL 4 8 2 4 5 Section 5
 Items Borrowed through ILL 34 59 46 35 42 Section 5
 Document Deliveries to VDOT 30 53 64 64 60 Section 5
 Questions Answered for VDOT Patrons 318 515 372 447 123 Section 6
 Total Questions Answered (all patons) 343 601 439 523 150 Section 6
 Total Virtual Library Card Holders 1,413 1,615 1,640 1,644 1,660 Section 7


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