INHOUSE USAGE STATISTICS: AN EXPERIENCE OF UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA LIBRARY

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### INHOUSE USAGE STATISTICS: AN EXPERIENCE OF UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA LIBRARY

PRESENTED BY TUELO NTLOTLANG

Outline
• INTRODUCTION
• UB LIBRARY-ITS EXPERIENCE
• OBJECTIVES
• SCANNING PROCESSES
• CHALLENGES
• RECOMENDATIONS
Introduction
• Statistics is an important tool used by any service organization to measure the volume and nature of work it carries out in serving its various users.
• It informs the planning and budgeting processes
• Therefore libraries should take statistics as a major component that can be used to show where gaps exist in order to make meaningful decisions
• Usage statistics are collected in conjunction with almost every library process, examples of library statistics are as follows; Number of loans, Library acquisitions (ordering), Library shelving, Number of library visitors ( Chiware and Mbambo-Thata, 2009)
UB Library-its experience
• University of Botswana library has found it important to buy 13 hand- held scanners for capturing in-house usage statistics
• Each faculty team (floor) has been assigned some hand held scanner and the shelving team in each faculty (floor) is responsible for capturing data through the use of the scanners
• The scanning process is normally done before shelving starts every day
Objectives of capturing In-house statistics
• Identify items that are frequently used within the library
• Determine staffing workload at the floors (faculty team)
• Combine with circulation statistics to identify items that have never been used
• Use in conjunction with circulation statistics to assess book use to help decide which titles need to be increased
Scanning processes
• Switch on the scanner
• Choose option one “collect data” through the use of white arrows
• Press Enter
• Scan barcodes -press the yellow button plus the left blue button.
• Switch off the scanner after the process
• Connect the hand held scanner to the computer
• Switch on the scanner
• Choose option two “up load data”
• Click ENTER from the scanner
• Double click on the portable reader “scanner icon” from your computer
• Type the file name
• Login on Millennium Circulation, then click on Count Use
• Take note of the pop up messages as the scanner download
Summary
• During the downloading process, you can identify items that share barcodes and those that are not in the system

N.B: For you to know the internal/inhouseusage of each item, you should create list

Challenges
• Some barcodes are written by hand
• Scanning process is time consuming
• Downloading of scanners and statistics analysis is done after a long period of time by assistant librarian (circulation)
• Inconsistence of scanning
Recommendations
• Hand written barcode should be printed
• Employ full time shelvers
• Each assistant librarian should download their own scanner and analyze statistics
References
• Chiware , E. and Mbambo-Thata, B. (2009) Current trends in the collection and use of statistics in academic and public libraries in Africa. In Heaney, M. (ed.) Library statistics for the twenty-first century world: IFLA publications 138, national conference, 71-87.
• Millennium Manual