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Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services
This quarter a significant effort was made to develop the controlled vocabulary for the new library website. An internal guide was created to assist in the process and to help clarify the various terminologies used. Time was also spent welcoming an orienting new staff member Amber Anglada and training her on a variety of tasks including monthly onboarding. Gil Kenner attended and gave updates on the progress of the new library site to several Research Advisory Council meetings this quarter at VTRC as well. Upon his departure, outgoing VTRC director Jose Gomez left a substantial number of items to the library which were cataloged and added to the collection.
The tables below reflect the increases in library holdings and cataloging statistics between FY17Q1 and FY17Q2.
|OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - Dec. 31, 2016|
|FY17 Q1||FY17 Q2|
|Holdings Added to WorldCat Records||82||54|
|Catalog Record Count|
|Sept 30||Dec 31|
|Print Collection Usage for the Quarter|
|Other In House/ILL||0/12||Staunton||29|
|Total Print Usage:||333||Salem||6|
The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (249) to items borrowed by UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 333 items.
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 3,286 items borrowed or accessed this quarter.
|Use of Print Resources||333|
|Total Use of Resources This Quarter||3,286|
The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY17 Q2 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 3,286 (a combination of print and electronic collections usage).