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Library Quarterly Report FY20 Q4: April-June 2020


Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services
Adapting to COVID-19

COVID-19's impact on the cataloging department has been profound. Gil Kenner, head of cataloging, has ceased cataloging and many side projects to focus on fulfilling requests for services provided though other departments, including: checkouts, checkins, scanning, shipping, receiving and shelving. Kenner is more cross-trained than any other staffer and as a result this quarter he was the first to return to the library (starting June 9th) for "in-person" work. He visits one day a week to work "behind the scenes" at the library, which remains closed to patrons (and to other staffers) for the foreseeable future.

 

OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - June 30, 2019
FY20 Q3  FY20 Q4 
Transactions  125  45 
Holdings Added to WorldCat Records  16 
Total Titles  151,458 150,930 

 

Catalog Record Count - June 30, 2019
Mar 31  Jun 30 
Titles  158,058  158,116 
Copies  167,769  167,720 
Volumes (Items)  170,823  170,774 
Print Collection Usage for the Quarter
Type  Items  Location  Print Items 
VDOT  73  Central Office  16 
VTRC  32  Hampton Roads  13 
Other In House/ILL  NOVA  13 
UVA  Richmond 
Total Print Usage  112   Salem 
Lynchburg 
    Fredericksburg 
Culpeper 
    Bristol 
Staunton 

 

 

 

 

The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (73) to items borrowed by UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 112, which is the lowest we have seen since we started collecting and reporting circulation data 15 years ago.

 

 Print Circulation  112 
 Subscription Downloads 3,239 
 Library Usage for the Quarter 3,351 



 

The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY20 Q4 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 3,351 (a combination of print and virtual collection usage).

Total collection usage by quarter

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