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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Thursday, November 8 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Accidental Collection Assessment: the NCSU Libraries Collection Move

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In January 2013, the NCSU Libraries will open a brand new library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Approximately 1.4 million volumes will be transferred to the new library from existing campus locations for opening day, with the majority of those collections being housed in an automated retrieval system (bookBot) and not in open stacks. A collections move of this size requires strategic planning reinforced and guided by lots of data, assessment, and clean-up of records, items, and processes. This system-wide effort has given us unique and unprecedented opportunities to assess our collections, their scope, access, composition, and trends in growth and use.

This presentation will describe the collections move project at NCSU Libraries focusing on the data gathered and assessment tools and strategies employed. It will describe what we learned about our collections and how these techniques can be employed by other libraries regardless of whether your collection are on the move or not.


Hilary Davis

Interim Head of Collection Management & Director of Research Data Services, North Carolina State University Libraries
Hilary Davis is Interim Head of Collection Management & Director of Research Data Services at the North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, NC. Her primary role is to provide leadership and direction in the Libraries' overall collection building strategies, and play a leading role in the Libraries' initiatives to support research data management at NC State. She was co-organizer for the first Science Boot Camp Southeast... Read More →

Annette Day

Collection Management Head, North Carolina State University Libraries
Annette Day is currently Head of Collection Management at North Carolina State University. Originally from the UK she worked at University College London, University of Warwick and the University of Coventry before transferring across the Atlantic to Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. After six years in Philadelphia, working as Head of the Math/Physics/Astronomy Library and Acting Assistant Director, Engineering and Physical... Read More →
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John Vickery

Analytics Coordinator & Collection Manager for Social Sciences, NCSU Libraries
John Vickery is a collection manager and certified SAS programmer at North Carolina State University Libraries. He’s been with the NCSU Libraries since 2005 and holds an MSLS from UNC Chapel Hill where he specialized in database design and administration. He started programming in SAS to analyze NCSU Libraries’ print collection and PDA program and has continued to use SAS to assist with a major collections move and other data analysis... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2012 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Francis Marion Pinckney Room 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403