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Blackwell and Library Dynamics. 5 th AMICAL conference American University in Bulgaria. Since 1998 Library Dynamics has offered tools for visualizing, developing, managing and interpreting library and library consortia collections. Our services include:. Spectra Dimension Spectra CRC

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Blackwell and Library Dynamics

5th AMICAL conference

American University in Bulgaria

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Since 1998 Library Dynamics has offered tools for visualizing, developing, managing and interpreting library and library consortia collections. Our services include:

  • Spectra Dimension
  • Spectra CRC
  • North American Title Count
  • Consulting Services
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Spectra DimensionCurrent collection development

  • Analyzes collection in terms of title holdings analyses
  • Unique usage analyses
  • Unique copy level, and trend (timeline) analyses
  • Highlights
    • Focuses on recently published titles (last decade)
    • Offers collection overview to individual title perspective
    • Tracks collection development policies and practice
    • Compares individual & various aggregate collections
    • Assists cooperative collection development programs
    • Helps plan, coordinate, monitor, & adjust approval plans
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Spectra CRC – Overall Collection Analysis and Assessment

Analyzes collection in terms of title holdings analysesUnique usage analysesHighlights - Focuses on the entire collection - Uses visualization & database technology displays - Offers collection overview to individual title perspective - Promotes insights & knowledgeable decision-making - Compares individual & various aggregate collections

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North American Title Count – Baseline tool for collection development studies

The North American Title Count (NATC) provides comparative data on the strengths of the library for title holdings in nearly 700 call number ranges.Useful for collection assessments, academic program reviews, accreditation studies, emerging subject areas and development of electronic resources. Pricing determined by collection size

unparalleled quantitative visual analyses at three levels of subject specificity
Title Holdings

Title Count Comparison

Percent Overlap

Percent Uniqueness

Percent Overlap Concentration

Gap Analysis

Title Frequency

Copy Holdings

Number of Multiple Copies

Number Multiple Copies/Title

Usage

Annualized Use

Annualized Use per Title

Percentage of Zero Usage

Unparalleled quantitative visual analyses at three levels of subject specificity

Usage (continued)

  • Annualized Usage-Single Copies
  • Annualized Usage-Single Copies/Title
  • Annualized Usage-Multiple Copies
  • Multi Copy Performance
  • Annualized Usage-Multiple Copies/Title

Time Series

  • Holdings by Publication Date
  • Usage by Publication Date
  • Uniqueness by Publication Date
  • Overlap by Publication Date
  • Overlap Concentration/Date
  • Gap Analysis by Publication Date
functionality by type of spectra service
Functionality by Type of Spectra Service

Spectra CRC Spectra Dimension

Title Holdings Title Count Comparison 

Percent Overlap 

Percent Uniqueness 

Percent Overlap Concentration 

Gap Analysis 

Title Frequency 

Usage Annualized Use 

Annualized Use per Title 

Percentage of Zero Usage 

Annualized Usage Single Copies 

Annualized Usage Single Copies/Title 

Annualized Usage Multiple Copies 

Annualized Usage Multiple Copies/Title 

Multi Copy Performance 

Copy Holdings Number of Multiple Copies 

Number Multiple Copies/Title 

Time Series Holdings by Publication Date 

Usage by Publication Date 

Uniqueness by Publication Date 

Overlap by Publication Date 

Overlap Concentration/Date 

Gap Analysis by Publication Date 

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Some applications for Library Dynamics services

Spectra Spectra

Area Applications of Library Dynamics Services CRC Dimension

Collection

Development Profiling the Library\'s Collection 

Academic Program Review 

Accreditation Studies 

Library Overall Material Selection 

Library New Program Material Selection 

Library Approval Plan Development 

Library Approval Plan Assessment and Modification 

Library Assessment of Collection Development Policy 

Library Assessment of Collection Development Practice 

Consortia Collection Development Planning 

Consortia Approval Plan Development 

Consortia Assessing/Modifying Approval Plans 

Consortia Assessment of Collection Development Policy 

Consortia Assessment of Collection Development Practice 

Collection

Management Identifying Collection Shifting Alternatives 

Identifying Material for Remote Storage 

Identifying Candidate Material for Weeding 

Physically Retrieving Materials for Weeding/Storage 

Other Areas Comparative Collection & Bibliographic Instruction Studies 

Interpreting the Library to Faculty 

Interpreting the Library to Institutional Leadership 

Interpreting Consortia Relationships to Inst. Leadership 

types of comparison collections
Types of Comparison Collections

Individual Collections

  • Individual Libraries
  • Library of Congress English
  • Library of Congress Foreign
  • Library of Congress Government Documents

Aggregate (Group) Collections

  • Consortia Databases
  • Consortia Databases Built from Individual Library Collections
  • Type of Library Collections (e.g. Undergraduate Collections, etc.)
  • Library Aggregate - a named collection representing the combined collections of a single group of libraries which share a certain property or characteristic, such as a consortia
  • Articulated Collection - an Aggregate Collection highlights one or more collections & key characteristics

Review and Annotation Collections

  • Choice
  • Booknews
  • Other sources of Reviews and Annotations
  • Additional Value Added Collections based on Choice, Booknews, etc.
    • Titles actually purchased
    • Titles Actually used
    • Discrete Collections for University and Undergraduate collections
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What is unique about Library Dynamics?

Unique integration of visualization and database technologiesproviding overview to individual title perspective Multiple qualitative and quantitative perspectives and indicators of title and collection quality including reviews, annotations, library purchase decisions, usage patterns of tens and hundreds of thousands of students & facultyUsage – normalizing usage data two ways to improve the analysis of usage and comparability of data Copy analysis – analyzing and monitoring the basis for title duplication Timeline analysis – understanding the effects over time

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Thank you!

For more information:

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www.blackwell.com

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