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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 Johnson

Head of Acquisitions and Collection Management, University of San Francisco
Before joining the University of San Francisco, I was the Electronic Resources Librarian at Boston College. Previous work lives also include Acquisitions & Serials Librarian at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Program Officer for the American Library Association. I received a B.A. in French and International Relations from UW - Madison and my MLIS from UW - Milwaukee. My current interests include investigating new liaison... Read More →

Rice Majors

Associate University Librarian, Santa Clara University

Saturday November 7, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am
Salon 2, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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