4Collection Management: Rationale Why MacEwanExpand collection with new ebooksPatron discovery before purchase
5Collection Management: Implementation Selecting a vendorCoutts Library ServicesDeveloping a profileLC class & subject parametersNon-subject parametersPrice
6Collection Management: Logistics Funding a deposit account$22,000 for pilot projectLoading contentMARC records for initial 6000 titlesAdditional records loaded monthlyCatalogue record does not indicate anything unusual about these titles
10Collection Management: Outcomes Purchases541 purchased titles (April 2011)1193 purchased titles (April 2012)Free use572 free single use titles (April 2011)1448 free single use titles (April 2012)
11Collection Management: Outcomes Books are being used, repeatedly!High: 899 uses (atypical)Low: 2 usesAverage: 6 usesMedian: 3 uses
12Collection Management: Outcomes And more…Average # of pages viewed per title: 91High: pagesLow: 2 pages
13Collection Management: Outcomes Are we victims of our own success?Some subject areas purchased more than othersRan out of money, 3 times in first year alone!Find other funds to complete the pilot
14Collection Management: Budgeting Some budget numbers for 2012:Average expenditure: $4800/monthVendor anticipated $Feb. 2012: already expended $43,000 budgeted for 2011/12March 2012: $54,102 spentYear end: June 30, 2012
15Collection Management: Budgeting What happens if we overspend again in 2012/13?Tighten profileReduce maximum priceReduce maximum number of titles purchasedCounterintuitive? These titles are being used.
16Collection Management: Challenges AcquisitionsDiscovered MARC records did not ID purchased vs unpurchased titlesNEOS now: shared catalogueCan’t have holdings added to unpurchased title recordsNow manually remove PDA flags from MARC records for purchased titles
17Collection Management: Challenges SelectionPatron Plan titles appear in our primary selection toolSelectors want to purchase (print or ebook)Could open title twice to trigger purchaseLibrarians concern re disappearing recordsIf unpurchased title goes O/P, then what?
18Collection Management: Challenges MaintenanceDuplicate title records if book is in catalogue within and outside of Patron Select planWhen (and how) do you weed?Can we add new title records indefinitely?
19Collection Development Glenn Fleishman, CC BY 2.0Collection Development
20Collection Development Method What can we tell our liaison librarians about…what subject areas are popular? Unpopular?how much are we buying (and spending) in key areas?what we are missing?
21Collection Development Method ModelPrimarily a collection-centred approachVendor data for examining purchasesSome client-centred analysisVendor data for examining useHigh-level analysisRelies on primary LC classification onlySee: Sivak, A., & Hayman, R. (2011). Interdisciplinary collection assessment model. In S. Hiller, K. Justh, M. Kyrillidou, & J. Self (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2010 Library Assessment Conference (pp ). Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries.
22Collection Development Method Purchase ≠ Use1193 purchased titles Sept − Apr (two hits trigger purchase)Use = purchased titles where hits ≥ 3At least one other legitimate user after purchase783 is new total
25Collection Development Method (again) Collection areas identified by LC classificationB (excl. BF) Philosophy & ReligionBF PsychologyD-F Classics & HistoryH-HJ Business & EconomicsHM-HX SociologyJ Political ScienceL EducationP Language and LiteratureQ Natural SciencesR Health SciencesValdes & Rauber, CC BY 3.0
31Collection Management: Analysis Case studyHistory: What’s missing?
32Collection Management: Analysis What’s missing?FC > Canadian HistoryWhy?Our liaison librarian is that goodThere are no ebooks in this subject areaNo ebooks on this platform
33Collection Management: Analysis FC > Canadian HistoryCanadian convention (LAC)LCC uses F1001-F1144Our vendor is US basedResult: We need to revisit our profile with the vendorOnly 1 purchased title, 14 unpurchased titles
35Future directionsUsing PDA to compensate for titles lost from elsewhereForce university press titles removed from another ebook subscription package into our Patron Select profile
36Future directions Big Questions How to manage PDA across multiple vendors?How much of our collections budget can be (or should be) allocated for PDA?Is PDA the future of collection development, or just a trend?
37Thank you Richard Hayman Sandy Stift firstname.lastname@example.org This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada License.