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Library Quarterly Report FY21 Q1: July-Sept 2020

Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services
Adapting to COVID-19

Gil Kenner, head of technical services, continued to work "in person" on day a week this quarter. Library print collections had been quarantined from March to June, when our doors were locked to patrons and staff. Gil continued to visit the library for shipping, receiving and other "hands-on work" with the collection, which increased as the quarter wore on. In other news we discovered the "improved" report we were using to collect circulation statistics was producing inaccurate results, so we switched back to a standard report in EOS (our library catalog. However, the biggest news of the quarter for this department was that the library recorded progressively higher levels of print collections use (as measured by checkouts and renewals) and record high levels of self-service online downloads from the library's 16 subscription databases.

OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - Sept. 30, 2019
FY19 Q4  FY20 Q1 
Transactions  41  27 
Holdings Added to WorldCat Records 
Total Titles  150,930  152,378 


Catalog Record Count
Jun 30  Sept 30 
Titles  158,116  158,772 
Copies  167,720  168,394 
Volumes (Items)  170,774  171,450 
Print Collection Usage for the Quarter
Type  Items  Location  Print Items 
VDOT  379  Central Office  94 
VTRC  105  Salem  91 
Other In House/ILL  NOVA  63 
UVA  Richmond  41 
Total Print Usage  497  Lynchburg  35 
Culpeper  21 
Staunton  13 
Hampton Roads  10 

The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (379) to items borrowed by UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 497.





The table below adds the number of downloads from the library's virtual collections this quarter to the circulation from the library's print holdings for a total of 4,648 items borrowed or accessed this quarter.

FY21 Q1 Total Collection Usage
 Print Circulation  497 
 Subscription Downloads 4,151 
 Library Usage for the Quarter 4,648 

The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY21 Q1 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 4,648 (a combination of print and virtual collection usage).

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