Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Heather Wicht's Charleston Conference presentation on Collection Analysis available

This presentation, "Collection Analysis with Circulation, ILL and Collection Statistics: A Follow-up Presentation," reports on a research project between OCLC Research and the University of Colorado-Boulder and builds on a session at the 2003 conference.

The 24th Annual Charleston Conference, "Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition," was held November 3-6, 2004, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina (USA).

Program description:
The University of Colorado (CU)-Boulder library and the OCLC Office of Research mapped publication date and subject for CU monographs for circulation data, ILL requests, and WorldCat holdings for a five-year period. The study design will be explained so that others will be able to replicate the comparative analysis of ILL, circulation, and holdings for monographs. The discussion will focus on the practical applications of the research, including how CU-Boulder librarians are using these data for collection development and are new ILL models.

Heather Wicht is Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Lynn Silipigni Connaway is Consulting Research Scientist, OCLC Online Computer Library Center.

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Collection Analysis with Circulation, ILL and Collection Statistics: A Follow-up Presentation (PowerPoint:202K/33slides)

Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Heather Wicht

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Lynn Silipigni Connaway
Consulting Research Scientist
OCLC Research

Bob Bolander
Communications & Programs Manager
OCLC Research