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NEBASE Hour - January 2008 - Who Are You? Evaluate Your Library Holdings with WorldCat Collection Analysis

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To make the most of your library’s acquisitions budget, you need precise data that reveals your library's subject-matter strengths, gaps, and overlaps. WorldCat Collection Analysis is a Web-based …

To make the most of your library’s acquisitions budget, you need precise data that reveals your library's subject-matter strengths, gaps, and overlaps. WorldCat Collection Analysis is a Web-based service that provides analysis and comparison of library collections based on holdings information contained in the WorldCat database.
Presented by Christa Burns as the NEBASE Hour on January 9, 2008.

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    • 1. Who Are You? Evaluate Your Library Holdings with WorldCat Collection Analysis NEBASE Hour January 9, 2008 Christa Burns OCLC Member Services Coordinator NEBASE
    • 2. Challenges in Collection Analysis
      • Library resources are limited
      • Escalating material costs
      • Labor intensive to analyze
      • More than one classification system used
      • Some methods are subjective
      • Location of materials – dispersed
    • 3. What libraries want
      • Cost-effective service
      • Automated tools for routine analysis
      • Ability to compare collections to peers
      • Support for cooperative collection development and management
    • 4. OCLC’s response . . .
      • WorldCat Collection Analysis is an online service that allows libraries and library consortia to analyze their collections and the degree of overlap and uniqueness among peer libraries.
    • 5. WorldCat Collection Analysis
      • Enables libraries to:
        • Analyze collection by age, subject and format
        • Compare collection to other OCLC member libraries to identify overlap and uniqueness
        • Analyze group collections for uniqueness and overlap
        • for cooperative collection development
      • Provides reports:
        • Results available within 24 to 72 hours
        • Online access via FirstSearch
        • Data always available & refreshed quarterly
    • 6. Reports
      • Based on OCLC Conspectus
        • Supports LC, Dewey, & NLM classification systems
      • Provide information on . . .
        • Material subjects
        • Publication date
        • Languages
        • Formats
        • Audience level
      • Title-level information from WorldCat
      • Tab-delimited and exportable
      • Results can be graphed
    • 7. Reports for individual libraries
      • Age, subject and format analysis of library’s
      • collection
      • Unlimited peer group comparisons with the
      • following restrictions:
        • At least 2 libraries (symbols), but not more than 10
        • libraries (symbols) in the peer group
        • Libraries must have holdings in WorldCat
        • Peer library collections are aggregated
        • One-to-one peer comparisons with permission
      • Annual subscription with unlimited use
    • 8. Reports for individual libraries, cont .
      • Compare collection to authoritative lists (Booklist, Outstanding Academic Titles, etc.)
      • Compare to predefined groups (Top 10 Liberal Arts Colleges, Google 5, etc.)
      • Analyze ILL usage statistics & trends
      • Analyze Circulation usage statistics & trends
    • 9. Reports for library groups
      • Reports for individual libraries within group
        • Age, subject, & format analysis
      • Comparison of each library with each of the other
      • libraries in the group
        • Overlap
        • Uniqueness
      • Aggregated view of entire group
        • Age, subject, & format analysis
      • NOTE: groups only have access to libraries in the group and each group cannot exceed 100 OCLC symbols.
    • 10. Pricing
      • Unlimited-use annual subscription
        • Set-up fee of $500 per OCLC symbol for individual subscriptions (one-time fee if library renews)
        • Subscription fee based on number of holdings in WorldCat
    • 11. Pricing for individual institutions * Per symbol Library Size Set-Up Fee (a one-time fee when library renews) Annual Fee* Total First Year Any size library $500   Up to 100,000 holdings $500 $1,100 $1,600 100,001-500,000 holdings $500 $3,850 $4,350 500,001-1,000,000 holdings $500 $6,600 $7,100 Over 1,000,000 holdings $500 $9,350 $9,850
    • 12. Pricing for groups/consortia Number of Holdings in Group Annual Subscription for Group Up to 2,000,000 holdings $8,800 2,000,001 - 4,000,000 holdings $16,500 4,000,001 - 6,000,000 holdings $24,200 6,000,001 - 8,000,000 holdings $31,900 8,000,001 -10,000,000 holdings $39,600 10,000,001 - 12,000,000 holdings $46,200 12,000,001 - 14,000,000 holdings $52,800 14,000,001 - 16,000,000 holdings $59,400 16,000,001 – 18,000,000 holdings $66,000 18,000,001 - 20,000,000 holdings $72,600 20,000,001 - 22,000,000 holdings $77,000 22,000,001 - 24,000,000 holdings $81,400 24,000,001 - 26,000,000 holdings $85,800
    • 13. Benefits and advantages
      • Supports accreditation efforts
      • Facilitates collection development
        • Identifies collection strengths and weaknesses
        • Provides lists for acquisitions and weeding
      • Substantiates funding requests to fill gaps
      • Supports offsite storage and preservation
      • Facilitates cooperative collection development
      • and management
    • 14. Why OCLC WorldCat Collection Analysis?
      • More complete analysis alternative
      • Allows choice of more than 12,000 WorldCat libraries for comparison purposes
      • Analyzes entire collections, regardless of local systems or classification schemes
      • Requires no data preparation *
      • Enables library staff to be more efficient
      * The Circulation Analysis feature requires that you submit a minimal amount of local circulation data.
    • 15. Demonstration Visit our Web site: www.oclc.org/collectionanalysis
    • 16. Administrative Module for Groups
      • Allows group members to create sub-groups from the libraries in the group
      • Allows group members to compare to authoritative lists (Booklist, Outstanding Academic Titles, etc.)
      • Allows group members to compare to predefined groups (Top 20 ARLs, etc.)
    • 17. Administrative Module
      • Allows libraries to select peer groups for comparisons
      • Allows libraries to compare to authoritative lists (Booklist, Outstanding Academic Titles, etc.)
      • Allows libraries to compare to predefined groups (Top 20 ARLs, etc.)
      • Allows libraries to analyze their ILL statistics & trends
      • Allows libraries to analyze their Circulation statistics & trends
    • 18. Questions??? ? ? ? Christa Burns OCLC Member Services Coordinator NEBASE [email_address] 800-307-2665 http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/nebase