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Library Quarterly Report FY19 Q3: January-March 2019

Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services

This quarter the library welcomed new library staffer Rebecca Ernest and spent significant time on staff training to get her acquainted with various library systems, including a "Boot Camp" training session for Springshare resources. Gil Kenner attended the TRB 98th Annual Meeting as a member of ABG40 the Library and Information Science for Transportation Committee.  He also began work on a new Transportation Planning Data Sources LibGuide with VTRC senior research scientist Lance Dougald. Finally, Kenner had a series of meetings with Ken Winter and Wade France (VDOT's learning technology manager) about changes to the Skillsoft Books database (formerly known as Books24x7). This all needs to be updated...


OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - Mar. 31, 2019
FY19 Q2  FY19 Q3 
Transactions  257  128 
Holdings Added to WorldCat Records  42  22 
Total Titles  154,458  151,458 


Catalog Record Count
Dec. 31  Mar. 31 
Titles  128,088  131,419 
Copies  137,777  141,199 
Volumes (Items)  140,793  144,140 


Print Collection Usage for the Quarter
Type  Items  Location  Print Items 
VDOT  170  Central Office  52 
VTRC  40  Salem  31 
Other In House/ILL  12  Hampton Roads  28 
UVA  Lynchburg  21 
Total Print Usage  228   NOVA  18 





The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each VDOT geographic district (170 total) to items borrowed by VTRC, UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 228 items.





FY19 Q3 total collection usage
 Print Circulation  282 
 Subscription Downloads 2,995 
 Library Usage for the Quarter 3,223 


The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY19 Q3 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 3,223 (a combination of print and virtual collection usage).

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