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Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services
Gil Kenner worked with student intern Grace Johnson to update Transportation Research Record (TRR) links in the library's catalog. TRR which recently migrated publishers from Metapress to Sage. Gil also consulted with Robin Russell at Arkansas DOT about serials, providing advice on upgrading their library catalog and ILS, and the overall benefits of the standardization of bibliographic data and OCLC membership. Continued to monitor developments of the dialog between AASHTO and several transportation libraries regarding their distribution of Web-Based publications. This quarter the Library also officially acquired OCLC's CONTENTdm platform to facilitate the long anticipated digitization project of the VDOT Bulletin.
|OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - Sept. 30, 2018|
|FY18 Q4||FY19 Q1|
|Holdings Added to WorldCat Records||58||101|
|Catalog Record Count|
|June 30||Sept. 30|
|Print Collection Usage for the Quarter|
|Other In House/ILL||2||Fredericksburg||32|
|Total Print Usage||314||Lynchburg||10|
The tables above show the number of changes made to the library's bibliographic records in the OCLC database WorldCat, including new records and record updates, as well as our library's holdings as measured in unique tittles (127,983), total copies (137,731) and total volumes/items held (140,741).
The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (203) to items borrowed by UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 314.
|Library Usage for the Quarter||3,630|
The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY19 Q1 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 3,630 (a combination of print and virtual collection usage).