Cataloging, Collections and Technical Services
As mentioned in the introduction, Gil Kenner, head of technical services, met with several groups this quarter resulting in the identification of multiple potential collections to expand the holdings of the library's Digital Archive. These ranged from such materials as VDOT bridge standards from the early 20th century to VDOT communications photos from the blizzard of '93. With limited staffing, time, and access to scanning hardware and software, the focus quickly shifted from the plethora of valuable materials to the crafting of an internal "best practices" document to assist the library in the prioritization of potential digitization projects. Working closely with Ken Winter on this document, it is our hope that in the coming quarters the library will be poised to make significant additions to our digital collections.
|OCLC WorldCat Cataloging Statistics - October 30, 2021|
|FY23 Q1||FY23 Q2|
|Holdings Added to WorldCat Records||10||26|
|Catalog Record Count|
|Oct. 1||Dec. 31|
|Print Collection Usage for the Quarter|
|Other In House/ILL||0||Hampton Roads||21|
|Total Print Usage||192||Richmond||5|
The table to the left adds the total number of print items borrowed by each district/division of VDOT (146) to items "checked out" or "renewed" by VTRC, UVA personnel and others, creating a hard copy borrowing total of 192.
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 4,588 items borrowed or accessed this quarter.
|Library Usage for the Quarter||4,588|
The table to the left shows the total collection usage for the past five quarters. The FY23 Q2 bar reflects the total seen in the chart above, 4,588 (a combination of print and virtual collection usage).