Collection Development Analysis

Within my Collection Management course, my small group of three tackled a project conducting a collection overlap analysis of a small library.  We communicated with a board member of the Quatrefoil Library, dubbed the Twin Cities GLBT Library, to find what they specifically wanted to find out from our analysis.  As a small group, we decided the best methods to reach this end, eventually taking a sample of 500 books and comparing these to the holdings of these books in OCLC to make our analysis.  Through the use of spreadsheets and a few long nights we developed a statistics sheet and a final report that we presented to the folks at the Quatrefoil Library.

Final Report to Quatrefoil PDF

     q_book_list  quatrefoil_stats

The materials above were created for the Quatrefoil Library.