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Library Quarterly Report FY18 Q4: April-June 2018

Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services

This quarter Gil Kenner collaborated with VTRC Researcher Lance Dougald on a LibGuide to Transportation Data Sources as part of a technical assistance project for TPRAC. Kenner presented the published guide at TPRAC's May 2018 meeting and in the next 4 months the guide got a record-breaking 1,961 view. Kenner also participated in the TRB LIST committee's meeting about the Future of Transportation Libraries. 



OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - June 30, 2018
FY18 Q3  FY18 Q4 
Transactions  396  412 
Holdings Added to WorldCat Records  64  58 
Total Titles  100,378  100,378 


Catalog Record Count
Mar 31  Jun 30 
Titles  121,848  127,912 
Copies  131,506  137,601 
Volumes (Items)  134,497  140,604 


Print Collection Usage for the Quarter
Type  Items  Location  Print Items 
VDOT  392  Lynchburg  131 
VTRC  64  Central Office  83 
Other In House/ILL  NOVA   68 
UVA  24  Salem   30 
Total Print Usage  482   Culpeper  23 
Fredericksburg  21 
    Bristol   20 
Hampton Roads 




The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (392) to items borrowed by UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 482, which is about 15% higher than our average for a quarter.




FY18 Q4 Total Collection Usage
 Print Circulation  482 
 Subscription Downloads 2,778 
 Library Usage for the Quarter 3,260 


The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY18 Q4 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 3,260 (a combination of print and virtual collection usage).


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