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.

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Hilary Davis

Department Head, Collections & Research Strategy, North Carolina State University Libraries
Hilary Davis is Department Head, Collections & Research Strategy at the North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, NC. Her primary role is to provide leadership and direction in the Libraries’ overall collection development strategies, and play a leading role in the Libraries... 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... Read More →
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John Vickery

Analytics Coordinator and Collections & Research Librarian for Social Sciences, NCSU Libraries
I'm interested in applying analytical methods to library data for better organization in matters such as collections and service optimization. I like to program in Python, SAS and R.

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