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Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services
This quarter the library began work with Lance Dougald on a guide to Transportation Planning Data Sources for a technical assistance project he is doing for the Transportation Planning Research Advisory Committee (TPRAC). Gil Kenner sat in on the TPRAC meeting and answered questions about the proposed project. The cataloging department accepted a number of donations from the CalTrans Library and (vdot employee?) Harry Campbell,filling gaps in historical collections and adding new items to the collection. Gil Kenner also oversaw the addition of Business Source Corporate Plus, significantly expanding the library’s electronic holdings to periodicals through vendor EBSCO. Finally, the technical services department collaborated on several “Quick Start" Guides for ASCE Library and other subscription databases.
The tables below reflect the increases in library holdings and cataloging statistics between FY17Q3 and FY17Q4.
|OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - Jun. 30, 2017|
|FY17 Q3||FY17 Q4|
|Holdings Added to WorldCat Records||109||133|
|Catalog Record Count|
|Mar 31||Jun 30|
|Print Collection Usage for the Quarter|
|Other In House/ILL||1||NOVA||27|
|Hard Copy Total||341||Staunton||31|
The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (270) to items borrowed by UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 341.
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||3,447|
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, 3,783 (a combination of print and virtual collection usage).