Re: [IUG] New title stats when in a consortium (clarified)
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- Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 10:30:02 -0500
- From: Deb Bergeron <bergeron at macalester dot edu>
- Subject: Re: [IUG] New title stats when in a consortium (clarified)
If I understand you correctly, one thing you might try is adding a
STATUS of NEW BOOK (or whatever you want to call it) to items that you
deem new. Then you can 'count' them using a create list and remove the
status when you're finished counting. We're using this status at CLIC
and are just beginning to collect stats.
I don't know if this will help you, but I'm tossing it to you.
Eyler, Carol wrote:
I'm send this query again. I've received some responses (TYVM), but
from them I realized that I hadn't been specific enough in my original
We are trying to get a count of "new titles" added to (cataloged in)
our collections in the last year. Volumes & items added in a
particular time period are easy. It's the bibs/titles that are
-We use hierarchical codes in both bib and item. It is easy to
identify which library and which collection a title and item are in.
-Until 2004, we were a single library.
-In 2004, we formed a consortium with St. Olaf College and now shared
a III system (single database). We also share bib records.
-We have separate accounting units, but do not create order records
for the many gifts we add to the collection.
-We have used III for 9 years (16 for me) and are experienced in
creating lists and running statistical reports.
Two examples of the issues we are struggling with:
1. In our situation, a new item record does not always mean a new title.
e.g. New items added to serials like Annual review of psychology.
Definitely a new volume. But not a new title. Ditto a second copy.
2. On the other hand, attaching a new item record to a pre-existing
bib/title *can* sometimes mean a new title. e.g. Lib#2 adds an item to a
bib/title previously held only by Lib#1. This does need to be counted
new title for Lib#2.
I'm on the verge of deciding that we should just count titles in the
database -- for the whole consortium -- and track volumes/copies for each
school. At present, that won't work for some of our reporting needs, but
it's starting to make sense to me, particularly since we are moving
a collection development model that looks at our consortium as "two
collections that function as one."
Thanks for any help, insights or experiences you can offer.
Carol E. Eyler ceyler at carleton dot edu
Head of Technical Services
Carleton College Library 507-646-4268 voice
One North College St. 507 646-4087 fax
Northfield, MN 55057
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