Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services
Gil Kenner and Ken Winter began work on a "best practices" document to guide creation of library digital collections. The effort started with preparations for the Library User Group meeting but it tied into a discussion with Michaele White, VDOT's lead photographer in CO Communications, about the development of new archival photo collections in the Library Digital Collections site. In addition, at the request of Dr. John Miller, the library bought an additional ITE Trip Generation Manual (on behalf of UVA student and VDOT employee Khaled Alsumait) in order to get a unique login to the manual's "exclusive online content." This marked a departure from the library's long-standing procedure with regard to accessing licensed content this way.
|OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - Sept. 30, 2022|
|FY22 Q4||FY23 Q1|
|Holdings Added to WorldCat Records||87||10|
|Catalog Record Count|
|Jun 30||Sept 30|
|Print Collection Usage for the Quarter|
|Other In House/ILL||0||Richmond||10|
|Total Print Usage||213||Lynchburg||9|
The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (155) to items borrowed by VTRC personnel and others (58), creating a hard-copy borrowing total of 213.
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 3,939 items borrowed or accessed this quarter.
|Library Usage for the Quarter||3,939|
The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY23 Q1 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 3,939, the highest it has been in 5 quarters.