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Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services
Gil Kenner and Ken Winter entered into discussions with representatives from the library support services community Lyrasis and ultimately decided to enroll the library as a member. The idea had been floated for some time (stemming mainly from considerations of affordable scanning options for the Bulletin and related projects), but the decision was finally made to join this quarter. Major publisher AASHTO once again amended their distribution process to assign "Gatekeepers" for their digital publications releases and Gil Kenner and Ken Winter were nominated and kept a close eye on developments there. Efforts were made to reconcile the way VTRC reports were reported to the Library of Virginia (Gil Kenner cleared the backlog of reports that had fallen behind). Work-study UVA student Noemi Avila was hired on to begin work on the final stages of scanning for the Bulletin project and other front desk duties.
|OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - October 31, 2018|
|FY19 Q1||FY19 Q2|
|Holdings Added to WorldCat Records||101||42|
|Catalog Record Count|
|Oct. 31||Dec. 31|
|Print Collection Usage for the Quarter|
|Other In House/ILL||5||Lynchburg||71|
|Total Print Usage||676||Hampton Roads||53|
The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (578 total) to items borrowed by UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 676. That is 40% higher than averaged over the past decade.
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 3,550 items borrowed or accessed this quarter.
|Library Usage for the Quarter||3,550|
The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY19 Q2 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 3,550 (a combination of print and virtual collection usage).