Analyzing Library Collection Use with Excel

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American Library Association, 2007 - Education - 167 pages
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In this unique guide, two collection development experts show how to use ExcelŽ to translate circulation and collection data into meaningful reports for making collection management decisions. Step-by-step instructions accompanied by screen shots allow anyone to use ExcelŽ to quickly “crunch the numbers” that often bog down library use studies. Analyzing Library Collection Use with ExcelŽ gives library collection analysts the ready tools to

Process raw data into usable information
Understand the varieties of possible analyses
Identify the most relevant types of analysis for their collections
Identify weaknesses and build on the strengths identified in their collections
Illustrate circulation data using charts and graphs

This hands-on guide shows how to set up customized spreadsheets and processes all data into usable summaries. Librarians responsible for collection development in public, school, academic, and special libraries will learn why analyzing collection use is important and how they can analyze that use to better serve their patrons.

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About the author (2007)

Tony Greiner, a librarian at Portland (OR) Community College, works in collection development, reference, and bibliographic instruction. He has contributed to Library Journal and Public Libraries . Prior to becoming a librarian, he taught school, played the trombone, and drove the hippo truck for Carson and Barnes Circus. He earned his MLS from Emporia State University SLIS.

Bob Cooper has fourteen years of collection development experience in public and special libraries, including ten years’ work with Microsoft’s Office Suite (including Excel). A successful entrepreneur, he looks back fondly on his days as a bouncer in a Chicago bar. He earned his MLS from the University of Denver.

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