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Thursday, November 5 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Looking Back and Moving Forward: A Multi-Year Circulation Statistical Story

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In the past few years, Georgia Southern University (GSU) have been assessing its collection to guide any updates to collection development policies. In particular, the print monograph collection was pinpointed to confirm (or deny) the decreasing circulation trends in the library. Since the library switched to the Voyager system in early 2000, this date provided an opportunity as a starting point in examining print monograph circulation trends, thus, resulting in a fairly robust multi-year statistical data. In analyzing the data, three areas of inquiry were identified: 1. Overall circulation statistical trend; 2. Subject-specific trends; and 3. Publication year and its circulation trend. What does this data tells us? How does this affect collection development policies? In part of this analysis and coupled with budgetary concerns, collection development especially resource print monograph acquisition at GSU was updated to reflect changing circulation statistics. Starting this year, the library will move away from “just in case” to “just in time” to strategically align stakeholders’ needs and the library’s sustainability. Hence, the library looks into the future of collection development.

In this poster, attendees will be engage in the discussion of changing library acquisition models through a multi-year circulation statistical data.

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avatar for Paolo Gujilde

Paolo Gujilde

Coordinator of Collection Development, Georgia Southern University



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