Collection Map for theMeade County Public Library<br />Megan Stith, Meade County Public Library<br />San Jose State Univer...
Collection Mapping Methods<br />Used BISAC headings for basis of categories<br />Subject searches through ILS and OPAC<br ...
Limitations<br />Subject searches may count some items twice<br />Some items may fit into more than one category<br />For ...
Collection Size Compared to Circulation<br />3.1<br />7.8<br />4.5<br />2.0<br />3.3<br />2.9<br />1.1<br />5.1<br />6.3<b...
Detail of Special Collections<br />Remaining collection turnover rate: 3.0<br />8.18<br />10.9<br />10.0<br />3.8<br />
References<br />IBM. (2010). Many eyes. Retrieved from http://www-958.ibm.com. <br />
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Presentation 3 for LIBR 266, Dr. Loertscher, Spring 2011.

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Megan Stith LIBR266 Collection Map

  1. 1. Collection Map for theMeade County Public Library<br />Megan Stith, Meade County Public Library<br />San Jose State University SLIS LIBR 266<br />
  2. 2. Collection Mapping Methods<br />Used BISAC headings for basis of categories<br />Subject searches through ILS and OPAC<br />Circulation data from July 1, 2010 to present<br />Sorted 84,000+ items by call number and exported to Excel<br />Used formulas to add number of times items circulated and assigned to categories<br />Data visualizations created through IBM’s free program Many Eyes<br />
  3. 3. Limitations<br />Subject searches may count some items twice<br />Some items may fit into more than one category<br />For most items, it is impossible to tell their category just by viewing the title.<br />Need more extensive ILS reporting capabilities<br />
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  6. 6. Collection Size Compared to Circulation<br />3.1<br />7.8<br />4.5<br />2.0<br />3.3<br />2.9<br />1.1<br />5.1<br />6.3<br />1.1<br />1.7<br />6.6<br />8.5<br />3.1<br />1.4<br />3.1<br />5.8<br />2.1<br />2.1<br />4.2<br />2.8<br />1.5<br />4.5<br />6.3<br />2.0<br />2.3<br />1.8<br />3.3<br />2.8<br />1.9<br />2.8<br />0.84<br />2.0<br />0.89<br />3.3<br />3.7<br />2.4<br />4.9<br />0.97<br />1.4<br />1.2<br />0.37<br />
  7. 7. Detail of Special Collections<br />Remaining collection turnover rate: 3.0<br />8.18<br />10.9<br />10.0<br />3.8<br />
  8. 8. References<br />IBM. (2010). Many eyes. Retrieved from http://www-958.ibm.com. <br />

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