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Library Quarterly Report FY21 Q3: January-March 2021

Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services
Adapting to COVID-19

This quarter we found that most of the items the library has out on loan remained out as most patrons still have not returned to work, thus have no convenient way to ship items back to us. Those that have come back (primarily P.E. Exam study materials) were on "hold" by other patrons so are getting turned around almost immediately. In addition to existing collections we acquired and cataloged 15 new P.E. Exam study items listed as "required" by NCEES. Another 23 "supplemental" items were ordered.


OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - June 30, 2021
FY21 Q1  FY21 Q2 
Transactions  226  226 
Holdings Added to WorldCat Records  46  48 
Total Titles  152,378  157,270 


Catalog Record Count
Dec. 31  March 31 
Titles  160,559  160,563 
Copies  170,182  170,209 
Volumes (Items)  173,239  173,270 
Print Collection Usage for the Quarter
Type  Items  Location  Print Items 
VDOT  614  NOVA  187 
VTRC  138  Salem  118 
Other In House/ILL  Central Office  106 
UVA  Lynchburg  55 
Total Print Usage  766  Culpeper  42 
Richmond  30 
Hampton Roads  29 
    Fredericksburg  20 
     Staunton  11 


The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (752) to items "checked out" or "renewed" by UVA personnel and others (14), creating a hard copy borrowing total of 766.



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 3,484 items borrowed or accessed this quarter.



Total collection usage by quarter
 Print Circulation  766 
 Subscription Downloads 3,228 
 Library Usage for the Quarter 3,994 

The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY21 Q3 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 3,994 (a combination of print and virtual collection usage).

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