Collection Analysis Tools

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WorldCat offers the premier resource for collection analysis. https://www.oclc.org/collection-analysis.en.html . Using this tool, you can compare the Avalon collection to other collections within WorldCat, compare Avalon’s collection with peer collections, and assess collection usage.

 

ALA also offers some excellent collection analysis tools in both print and online form: http://www.ala.org/alcts/resources/collect/collmgt/collasmt . It is broken up into categories of “Working with Faculty”, “Professional Resources”, Public Libraries”, and  “Collection Development Policies”.

https://harvester.census.gov/imls/compare/index.asp?LibraryType=&ContentType=AboutComparePublicLibraries This tool can help you compare Avalon Public library with other small libraries in similar communities.

Arizona State Library has put together a explanation and step by step guide to executing collection assessment and mapping. http://www.azlibrary.gov/cdt/collass.aspx

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