Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services
Gil Kenner, head of technical services, continued to work "in person" on day a week this quarter. Library print collections had been quarantined from March to June, when our doors were locked to patrons and staff. Gil continued to visit the library for shipping, receiving and other "hands-on work" with the collection, which increased as the quarter wore on. In other news we discovered the "improved" report we were using to collect circulation statistics was producing inaccurate results, so we switched back to a standard report in EOS (our library catalog. However, the biggest news of the quarter for this department was that the library recorded progressively higher levels of print collections use (as measured by checkouts and renewals) and record high levels of self-service online downloads from the library's 16 subscription databases.
|OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - Sept. 30, 2019|
|FY19 Q4||FY20 Q1|
|Holdings Added to WorldCat Records||1||0|
|Catalog Record Count|
|Jun 30||Sept 30|
|Print Collection Usage for the Quarter|
|Other In House/ILL||9||NOVA||63|
|Total Print Usage||497||Lynchburg||35|
The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (379) to items borrowed by UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 497.
The table below adds the number of downloads from the library's virtual collections this quarter to the circulation from the library's print holdings for a total of 4,648 items borrowed or accessed this quarter.
|Library Usage for the Quarter||4,648|
The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY21 Q1 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 4,648 (a combination of print and virtual collection usage).