2008 1st Quarter Selector Budget Meeting


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  • 2008 1st Quarter Selector Budget Meeting

    1. 1. April 15, 2008
    2. 2. <ul><li>Spending status </li></ul><ul><li>Collection addition status </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion on standing orders </li></ul><ul><li>Developments & changes to selection process </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas for collection promotion </li></ul>AGENDA:
    3. 3. Despite a slow beginning in January, our spending is moving 30% faster than anticipated spending estimates. A significant contributor to this is Overdrive, but even if that was factored out of the equation, spending would still be $5,000 ahead.
    4. 4. AV Material additions in 1Q 2008 are up 27% compared to 2007 figures
    5. 5. The majority of new AV materials are DVDs, indicating we are meeting patron demand. Books on CD figures should turn around when standing orders are set for that collection.
    6. 6. <ul><li>We are seeing a 7% increase in print materials added in 1Q 2008 over the same time period in 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(750/mo. added, compared to last year’s 700/mo.) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. New Adult Fiction and Nonfiction comprised almost half of the amount of new items added.
    8. 8. collection Avg. code circs/item NBIO 1.2 NFIC 1.3 NLP 2.1 NMYS 1.1 NNF 0.9 NRFIC 1.0 NROM 1.3 NSCI 0.6 The blue set of bars represent the number of items added, while those behind them show their circulation statistics. The lowest performing area (NSCI) still enjoys a 60% circulation rate. Usage rate of new items added to collection
    9. 9. <ul><li>These collections are experiencing the fastest growth so far in 2008: </li></ul>Collection 1Q 2007 1Q 2008 Difference McNaughton Fiction 1 62 98% New Large Print 10 91 89% New Religious Fiction 4 34 88% New Romance 11 92 88% New Biography 8 62 87% New Fiction 51 274 81% New Non-Fiction 106 464 77% New Science Fiction 14 61 77% New Mystery 23 98 77% Reference 9 36 75%
    10. 10. <ul><li>These collections are experiencing the slowest growth so far in 2008: </li></ul>Collection 1Q 2007 1Q 2008 Difference Youth Beginning to Read 27 6 -350% Large Print Religious Fiction 10 2 -400% Youth Picture Books 236 45 -424% Romance 122 22 -455% 500s 23 4 -475% Religious Fiction 55 9 -511% Western 8 1 -700% Large Print Romance 10 1 -900% DVD Youth Non-Fiction 62 6 -933% Kinderloft 31 2 -1450%
    11. 11. <ul><li>The IRD policy states: </li></ul><ul><li>All acquisitions in any format, whether purchased or donated, are considered in terms of one or more of the following criteria (emphasis mine): </li></ul><ul><li>·         Meets the interests of all ages </li></ul><ul><li>·         Attempts to collect materials and information presenting all points of view on an issue </li></ul><ul><li>·         High demand, high interest materials </li></ul><ul><li>·         Non-fiction collection based on local interest </li></ul><ul><li>·         Maintains a select collection of classic literature </li></ul><ul><li>·         Supports life-long learning in a supplemental way </li></ul><ul><li>·         Timely response to local interest, needs and demand for material </li></ul><ul><li>·         Currency and accuracy of information </li></ul><ul><li>·         Suitability of subject, style, and format for intended audience </li></ul><ul><li>·         Space and budgetary considerations </li></ul><ul><li>·         Attention of critics and reviews </li></ul><ul><li>·         Professional judgment </li></ul><ul><li>·         Value of material in relation to the whole collection </li></ul><ul><li>·         Popularity and credibility of author </li></ul><ul><li>·         Titles that have been requested two times on interlibrary loan </li></ul><ul><li>These are things we need to think more about, especially with space concerns and being timely with our collection development. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Since its grand opening March 8 th , RCPL North is seeing fairly strong material checkouts in the print and DVD collections.
    13. 14. <ul><li>It’s happening. </li></ul>Our withdraws are higher than last year, particularly where AV is concerned, thanks to the concerted effort to remove analog tape materials. 17% increase 78% increase
    14. 15. <ul><li>Adult fiction DVDs—Fiction DVD selection will now be moved from L1 duty to fiction selectors. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Made easier thanks to standing orders with Midwest Tapes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ingram has modified how to enroll in in their standing orders. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Selectors for JFIC, BTR, YAF, YANF, AFIC should talk to Travis about setting up accounts. </li></ul></ul>
    15. 16. <ul><li>The #1 Question: “How do I track what’s on standing order?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ingram is the biggest mystery so far since their standing orders don’t reference to their catalog. Right now the best answer I can give is to scan the SO lists before creating your own. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Standing orders at this point are Large Print, and shouldn’t be much concern to developing the rest of the collection. </li></ul></ul>
    16. 17. <ul><li>We’re spending at a terrific rate (but it’s not an excuse to drastically slow down) </li></ul><ul><li>Material Collections are being added at an increasing pace </li></ul><ul><li>Spending is normal </li></ul><ul><li>New materials are seeing usage </li></ul><ul><li>RCPL-N may need to have collections modified to reflect usage </li></ul><ul><li>Withdrawing should continue to pick up in the year </li></ul>
    17. 18. <ul><li>Collections—SD collection, Reference, Genre, Non-Fiction, RC Flood, current events…others? </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking—how can we use it? </li></ul><ul><li>Display ideas? </li></ul>