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Library Quarterly Report FY22 Q1: July-Sept 2021

Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services
Adapting to COVID-19

Gil Kenner, head of technical services, continued to work "in person" one day a week this quarter, making small adjustments in his schedule in an effort to balance building occupancy limits with gradual increases in in-person staffing by peers Barb Neyman and Rebecca Ernest. Library print collections had been quarantined (from March to June of this  year), while the library's doors were locked to patrons and staff. Gil continued to visit the library to work on shipping, receiving and other "hands-on work," which increased as the quarter wore on. 

OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - Sept. 30, 2020
FY21 Q4  FY22 Q1 
Transactions  161  143 
Holdings Added to WorldCat Records  54  19 
Total Titles  156,295  157,146 


Catalog Record Count
Jun 30  Sept 30 
Titles  160,587  160,615 
Copies  170,283  170,295 
Volumes (Items)  173,329  173,361 
Print Collection Usage for the Quarter
Type  Items  Location  Print Items 
VDOT  113   Central Office  61 
VTRC  52   Richmond   21 
Other In House/ILL  0   NOVA  13 
UVA  0   Staunton  12 
Total Print Usage  165   Fredericksburg 
Hampton Roads 

The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (113) to items borrowed by UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 167.





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 ?,??? items borrowed or accessed this quarter.

FY22 Q1 Total Collection Usage
 Print Circulation  167 
 Subscription Downloads 3,197 
 Library Usage for the Quarter 3,364 

The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY22 Q1 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 3,364, down from record high levels in FY21Q1 and Q2).

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