Collection Matters: Making decisions with basic circulation data

Collection Matters: Making decisions with basic circulation data

Collection Matters: Establishing harmony in our relationships Barbara Bourrier-Lacroix and Phil Bravo Collections Librarians Winnipeg Public Library What do we mean by harmony in our relationships? Official(ish) Agenda Data: Collection Analysis Turnover and Relative Use Goldilocks Challenge Next Steps: Shelving Allocations & Weeding More Data: Age of Collection Budget Allocations Questions and Quiz Winnipeg Public Library 2 Central libraries, 18 branches + Outreach Serves a population of 700,000 Centralized Selection 2006 study on selection and allocation processes Biggest recommendation: centralized selection 3 Collections Librarians responsible for entire collection at 20 branches Using Data & Statistics Data does not tell you what to do! It can tell you what you should look at and think about. Use data and

statistics to help make your decisions, but remember, you make the decisions. (Greiner & Cooper, p. 116) 2015 Percentage of Circulation at Winnipeg Public Library Online Resources; 11.00% French; 2.56% Audio-visual Materials; 12.98% Juvenile/YA Print Materials; 28.99% Adult Print Materials; 44.36% 2015 Adult Print Percentage of Circulation at Winnipeg Public Library Multilingual, Adult; 1.02% ABE/EAL; 1.88% Aboriginal Resources, Adult; 0.47% Magazines (English & Multilingual); 10.29% Fiction, Adult; 33.78% Paperbacks, Adult; 9.66% Large Print, Adult; 4.17% Non-fiction, Adult; 38.38% 2015 Adult Print Materials Percentage of Collection Scores; 0.50% Aboriginal Resources, Adult; 0.82% Magazines (English & Multilingual); 7.39% Multilingual, Adult; 2.07% ABE/EAL; 2.05% Paperbacks, Adult; 7.20% Large Print, Adult; 3.42%

Non-fiction, Adult; 50.82% Fiction, Adult; 25.74% Turnover Rate Circulation Number of books Relative Use % of Circulation % of Collection Size RU = 1 Collection is meeting demand RU > 1 Collection needs expansion RU < 1 Collection needs weeding BRANCH NUMBER OF ITEMS 2015 CIRC 2015 TURNOVER % OF ITEMS % OF CIRC RU A 3,010 18,799 6.25

3.20% 6.21% 1.94 B 2,472 9,388 3.80 2.63% 3.10% 1.18 C 3,910 14,205 3.63 4.16% 4.69% 1.13 D 6,709 24,427 3.64

7.14% 8.07% 1.13 E 26,370 56,821 2.15 28.08% 18.76% 0.67 F 3,179 6,911 2.17 3.38% 2.28% 0.67 G 1,995 6,978 3.50

2.12% 2.30% 1.08 H 5,610 21,427 3.82 5.97% 7.07% 1.18 I 4,999 23,326 4.67 5.32% 7.70% 1.45 J 4,875 27,201 5.58

5.19% 8.98% 1.73 K 1,691 5,115 3.02 1.80% 1.69% 0.94 L 5,231 13,164 2.52 5.57% 4.35% 0.78 M 1,353 2,157 1.59

1.44% 0.71% 0.49 N 3,730 13,679 3.67 3.97% 4.52% 1.14 O 2,231 7,480 3.35 2.38% 2.47% 1.04 P 3,585 9,720 2.71

3.82% 3.21% 0.84 Q 4,849 13,292 2.74 5.16% 4.39% 0.85 R 2,245 6,908 3.08 2.39% 2.28% 0.95 S 2,006 6,538 3.26

2.14% 2.16% 1.01 T 3,868 15,325 3.96 4.12% 5.06% 1.23 TOTALS 93,918 302,861 % OF ITEMS % OF CIRC 30.00% 25.00% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00%

CHAS CNSH FTGA HEND MILL MUNR OBSN PEMB RIEL RIVH SBONe SJAS STJN SVTL SWST TRAN WKDN WNSP WSTN WSWD Branch Level Analysis Between Collections Branch Level Analysis Is the Collection Meeting Demand? % of Circulation 43.77% % of Collection 27.92% 16.19% 11.29% 1.44%1.70% 4.35% 2.21% 0.36%0.64% 2.41% 1.65% 0.48%0.83% 3.18% 2.01% 4.73% 3.05% Next Steps: Shelving Allocation & Weeding

Adult Nonfiction - Shelving Allocations Dewey Range Subject 000-099 Generalities 100-199 Circulation 24 months< Collection Size Percent of total circulation Percent of Relative Use - Over total 1 add/Under 1 collection weed Turnover Rate Proposed Shelf Allocations based on % of circulation 9832 3407 3% 2% 1.38

2.89 70 Philosophy & Psychology 19199 5896 5% 4% 1.55 3.26 136 200-299 Religion 18112 7179 5% 4% 1.20 2.52 128 300-399 Social Sciences

50249 30069 14% 18% 0.80 1.67 356 400-499 Languages 15845 4703 4% 3% 1.61 3.37 112 500-599 Natural Science and Mathematics 13297 6914 4%

4% 0.92 1.92 94 600-699 Technology 86474 35864 24% 21% 1.15 2.41 612 700-799 Arts 51431 25677 15% 15% 0.95 2.00

364 800-899 Literature 22381 15662 6% 9% 0.68 1.43 158 900-999 Geography, Biography, History 66272 32921 19% 20% 0.96 2.01 469 353092 168292

100% 100% 1 2.10 2500 Total WINNIPEG PUBLIC LIBRARY - AGE OF FICTION COLLECTIONS BRANCH 0-10 Years % of Collection Benchmark 11+ Years % of Collection Benchmark A 1604 64.89% 80% 868 35.11% 20%

B 1829 57.55% 80% 1349 42.45% 20% C 1591 79.83% 80% 402 20.17% 20% D 1371 81.17% 80% 318 18.83% 20%

E 1172 86.56% 80% 182 13.44% 20% F 1703 75.99% 80% 538 24.01% 20% G 1675 84.60% 80% 305 15.40% 20%

H 2759 91.81% 75% 246 8.19% 25% I 3199 81.90% 75% 707 18.10% 25% J 3934 80.93% 75% 927 19.07% 25%

K 3589 68.73% 75% 1633 31.27% 25% L 4680 87.35% 75% 678 12.65% 25% M 1941 87.08% 75% 288 12.92% 25%

N 2656 74.15% 75% 926 25.85% 25% O 3298 68.11% 75% 1544 31.89% 25% P 3258 84.38% 75% 603 15.62% 25%

Q 5508 82.17% 70% 1195 17.83% 30% R 4061 72.47% 70% 1543 27.53% 30% S 4096 81.99% 70% 900 18.01% 30%

T 14177 53.87% 65% 12138 46.13% 35% Relationship Between Percentages of Budget Allocation and Circulation Percentage of Budget Allocation Percentage of Circulation 44% 40% 28% 15% 12% 13% 10% 6% A lt du P ils ra e at M

t r in n ve Ju P ile ls ria e at M t rin A ls r ia e at la M su Vi oi ud P ls ria e tS r in 4% 6% 7% 6% 3% 3%

io Zin 1% a pl o Ho 1% E IV R D ER V O S 0% SE A B TA A D LA 0% CE Patron/Staff Concerns It will lead to an imbalanced collection Users of popular parts of the collection have to put more books on hold and find fewer titles on the shelf than users of less popular parts of the collection. Im worried that the classics will be eliminated Usually classics circulate well; but if you feel you should keep a few titles so that theyre always available, theres plenty of room! Bibliography

Ellenberg, J. (2014) How Not To Be Wrong: The power of mathematical thinking. New York: Penguin Press. Greiner, T. Collection Development and Shelf Space: A Proposal for Nonfiction Collections, Public Libraries, 44(6), 347-50. Greiner, T. and Cooper, B. (2007) Analyzing Library Collection Use With Excel. Chicago: American Library Association. Hibner, H. and Kelly, M. (2013) Making a Collection Count: A Holistic Approach to Library Collection Management. 2nd Edition. Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing. Johnson, P. (2014) Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management. 3rd Edition. Chicago: American Library Association. Wheelan, C. (2013) Naked Statistics: Stripping the dread from the data. New York: W. W. Norton. Questions? Barbara Bourrier-Lacroix [email protected] Phil Bravo [email protected] wpl.winnipeg.ca/library

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • Automated Contract Analysis in Auditing

    Automated Contract Analysis in Auditing

    Reconciliations and substantive testing. Assessments of Internal Controls. Risk Assessment. Substantive Testing . Which audit processes are suitable for automation? Where is RPA most applicable slide? So where is RPA the most applicable in auditing? Because audit processes are complex...
  • Family Medicaid - Georgia

    Family Medicaid - Georgia

    Family Medicaid Transitional Medical Assistance New or Increased Earned Income New or increased earnings of an adult New employment Increase in hours worked Increase in salary or hourly wage Earnings of eligible adult added to LIM Potential Time Period Initial...
  • The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue Chapter 6 Copyright

    The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue Chapter 6 Copyright

    The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue Chapter 6 The Skeletal System: Bone Tissue Functions of Bone and Skeletal System Structure of Bone Histology of Bone Tissue Blood and Nerve Supply of Bone Bone Formation Bone's Role in Calcium Homeostasis Exercise and...
  • Genetic Algorithms - cs.bgu.ac.il

    Genetic Algorithms - cs.bgu.ac.il

    Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming. A simple example for Genetic Algorithms. An example for Genetic programming. ... GA-Some definitions. In any . generation. there is a group of . individuals. that belongs to that generation. We call that group. population.
  • Education for all In partnership with 1  The

    Education for all In partnership with 1 The

    A good education means that all schools have drinking water and toilets. Extension. A good education means that all children are enrolled in school. A good education means that all children go to school between 9am and 3.30pm for five...
  • Mentoring Professional Learning Ongoing Support and Training ...

    Mentoring Professional Learning Ongoing Support and Training ...

    Learn strategies to support BTs in end of year reflection and goal setting. ... support Beginning Teachers in self-reflection of their entire year?How will you do it to culminate the year?Reflect by writing in your notetaking agenda. Share out to...
  • PANDORA Australia&#x27;s Web Archive

    PANDORA Australia's Web Archive

    PANDORA Archive 1996→ PANDORA participants NLA, state libraries (not Tas), NFSA, AWM, AIATSIS (and soon the NGA) Highly selective, small scale, 'quality' collection, open access PANDAS workflow management system, 2001→ Australian (.au) domain harvests Annual since 2005 Internet Archive No...
  • UC Suite R5 &amp; Contact Center R2

    UC Suite R5 & Contact Center R2

    UC Suite Incoming Call. If your browser is configured to allow pop ups, you will also get a taskbar notification. Clicking on the notification will bring up the home screen if the browser window is minimized.