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Thursday, November 3 • 3:35pm - 4:15pm
Assessing the Books We Didn't Buy (The Sequel)

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Three universities (Santa Clara University, the University of San Francisco, Loyola Marymount University) are leveraging patron-initiated borrowing data to inform collection development. Expanding on a pilot project, we have been looking at five years of borrowing data, along with five years of spending data and five years of circulation data of local collections, to help us define what a "normal" level of borrowing looks like as well as identify gaps in local collections. We are also using the data to strengthen the meta-collection of our consortium (LINK+) through the intentional and coordinated diversification of approval plan profiles. We will discuss both methodology and findings to date: how this data is being gathered, analyzed, and then used on our campuses to inform collection development decisions.

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Erika L. Johnson

Associate Dean for Technical Services, University of San Francisco
As Associate Dean for Technical Services, my areas of responsibility include oversight of the Acquisitions, Cataloging, Digital Collections, Electronic Resources, Periodicals, and Systems departments. Before joining USF in 2014 as Head of Acquisitions & Collection Management, I was... Read More →
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Glenn Johnson-Grau

Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development, Loyola Marymount University
Glenn Johnson-Grau is Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development at Loyola Marymount University. He frequently reminds himself that all is flux and nothing stays still.

Thursday November 3, 2016 3:35pm - 4:15pm EDT
Ashley Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401