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Saturday, November 7 • 10:45am - 11:15am
The Books We Didn’t Buy: Assessing What We Don’t Have

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Santa Clara University and the University of San Francisco are leveraging patron-initiated borrowing data to create a deeper and more browse-able collection in certain subject areas where patrons have shown interest. This same ILL data has also been used to strengthen the meta-collection of our consortium (LINK+) through the intentional and coordinated diversification of approval plan profiles. When we began looking at our patron-initiated borrowing data, we could see that there are call number ranges where one or both universities borrow frequently. We will discuss both methodology and preliminary findings: how this data is being gathered, analyzed, and then used on our campuses to inform collection development decisions. How can one library (or a few libraries) strengthen the meta-collection of a consortium – especially without needing the consensus of all member libraries?

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Erika L. Johnson

Associate Dean for Collection Services, University of San Francisco
As Associate Dean for Collection 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 →

Saturday November 7, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am EST
Salon 2, Gaillard Center