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Library Quarterly Report FY23 Q3: January-March 2023

Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services

In February the library was contacted in what turned into a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking two contract reports completed under contract for VDOT. They related to a Paleo-Indian jasper quarry site dating to 11,500 years ago — one of the oldest such known sites in the country, which deepened our understanding of North America's earliest human occupants. The reports were heavily cited in the literature, by other state agencies (including VDOT) but no copies could be found. We rectified that and made three files publicly accessible and are now the only known library holder in OCLC: 

Archaeological data recovery at the Brook Run jasper quarry (site 44CU122) associated with the proposed Route 3 improvements, Culpeper County, Virginia / A-L Appendices for the above report, Cultural resource survey in association with the proposed widening of route 3 stevensburg, Culpeper County, Virginia.

OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - March 31, 2023
FY23 Q2  FY23 Q3 
Transactions  297  327 
Holdings Added to WorldCat Records  26  28 
Total Titles  149,607  149,635 


Catalog Record Count
Dec. 31  March 31 
Titles  161,384  161,442 
Copies  171,002  171,034 
Volumes (Items)  174,131  174,175 
Print Collection Usage for the Quarter
Type  Items  Location  Print Items 
VDOT  116  NOVA  41 
VTRC  80  Central Office  41 
Other In House/ILL  Lynchburg  18 
UVA  Fredericksburg 
Total Print Usage  199  Hampton Roads 


The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by employees in VDOT districts (116), VTRC checkouts (80) and items "checked out" or "renewed" by UVA personnel and others (3), creating a hard copy borrowing total of 199.



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 3,807 items borrowed or accessed this quarter.


Total collection usage by quarter
 Print Circulation  199 
 Subscription Downloads 3,807 
 Library Usage for the Quarter 4,006 

The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY22 Q3 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 3,104 (a combination of print and virtual collection usage).

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