- Process raw data into usable informationUnderstand the varieties of possible analyses
- Identify the most relevant types of analysis for your collection
- Identify weaknesses and build on the strengths identified in your collection
- Illustrate circulation data using charts and graphs
Librarians responsible for collection development in public, school, academic, and special libraries will learn why analyzing collection use is important and how they can analyze that use to better serve their patrons.
The hands-on class will be taught using Excel 2007 which is a definite improvement over Excel 2003. Librarians who do not have Excel 2007 at work will learn the concepts of Collection Analysis, and can use Greiner’s book Analyzing Library Collection Use with Excel to learn how to do an analysis with the older system. Handouts will also be available for both Excel 2007 and 2003.
Trainer: Tony Greiner, Portland (OR) Community College