Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington meets the needs of modern researchers through collection evaluation


Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington, one of New Zealand’s top research institutions, serves more than 17,000 students across three locations. While 95% of the library’s collections budget is now dedicated to electronic resources, the library still holds approximately 1.3 million printed volumes. The library staff conducts regular evaluations of their holdings to ensure that their resources continue to meet the needs of modern researchers.

For years, the library has used GreenGlass to better understand and analyze their collections. As Collection Policy and Development Manager Margaret Ferguson explained, “GreenGlass makes us question why we have certain books, and it illustrates gaps where we have only one or two books in a classification.” This frequent evaluation keeps the collection lean and highly valuable to the researchers the library supports.

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