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Library Quarterly Report FY22 Q2: October-December 2021

Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services

In early October, with the help of procurement specialist Michael Kahn and VTRC business manager Donna Cognata, the library was able to co-term all 5 OCLC subscription renewals to a single renewal date of Oct.1. Given our perennial procurement challenges, this was no small feat but fulfilled a long-desired simplification of the management the library's OCLC subscription services. The library also finalized access to a new token bundle subscription to Taylor & Francis journals as well as an online subscription to the Journal Corrosion. The library also decided to discontinue for the time being it's Lyrasis membership. Preparations were begun to secure the necessary resources to the major shifting project mentioned in the spotlight. This quarter also saw print circulation rates begin to rise back to normal levels (after reaching a 10-year low last quarter) though they are still below average.

OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - October 30, 2021
FY22 Q1  FY22 Q2 
Transactions  143 230 
Holdings Added to WorldCat Records  19   32 
Total Titles  157,146   160,535 


Catalog Record Count
Oct. 1  Dec. 31 
Titles  160,615  161,173 
Copies  170,295  170,863 
Volumes (Items)  173,361  173,930 
Print Collection Usage for the Quarter
Type  Items  Location  Print Items 
VDOT  207  Central Office  100 
VTRC  64  NOVA  63 
Other In House/ILL  Fredericksburg  30 

Hampton Roads 
Total Print Usage  271  Staunton  3 


The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (207) to items "checked out" or "renewed" by VTRC, UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 271.



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 2,186 items borrowed or accessed this quarter.



This chart shows total collection usage by quarter.
 Print Circulation  271 
 Subscription Downloads 1,915 
 Library Usage for the Quarter 2,186 

The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past four quarters. The FY21 Q2 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 2,186 (a combination of print and virtual collection usage).

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