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Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services
While progress was made on continuing projects like the technical assistance (TA) and Literature Search databases, focus shifted to preparing for the library's new website. Substantial effort was put into reviewing library policies for publication on the new site and toward creating and testing online forms including a “What’s New” page. Several tweaks to library catalog configurations were made and tested to accommodate the site’s changes for new user self-registration for library access. TRB announced that they would cease print publication of Transportation Research Record (TRR) and introduced a new online site for TRR access. With the help of Barb Neyman and James O’Leary, the library updated existing TRR records with links to the new URLs. NTIS also announced it would no longer be offering paid access to NTRL this quarter and would make that database publicly accessible. Finally, Penny Via and Mary Bennett helped collect and bind several back years of VTRC reports.
The tables below reflect the increases in library holdings and cataloging statistics between FY16Q4 and FY17Q1.
|OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - Sept. 30, 2016|
|FY16 Q4||FY17 Q1|
|Holdings Added to WorldCat Records||75||82|
* EBSCO holdings turned off in WorldCat.
|Catalog Record Count|
|June 30||Sept 30|
|Print Collection Usage for the Quarter|
|Other In House/ILL||7||NOVA||31|
|Hard Copy Total||288||Staunton||2|
The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (191) to items borrowed by UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 288.
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 3,316 items borrowed or accessed this quarter.
|Library Usage for the Quarter||3,316|
The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY17 Q1 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 3,316 (a combination of print and virtual collection usage).