collectionHQ adds Library of Congress Classification (LCC) Functionality
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — collectionHQ, the world-leading collection performance improvement solution that helps libraries better manage their collections, today announced it has added the capability to track nonfiction titles through the Library of Congress Classification system (LCC) and other alphanumeric classification schemes, in addition to its existing functionality with the Dewey system.
This enhancement will broaden collectionHQ’s reach to libraries that use alphanumeric classification schemes, helping them identify circulation trends, make more efficient use of staff time and ensure that library patrons can access the books they want.
“Important upgrades, such as enhancements to tracking classification schemes within collectionHQ, will ensure that more libraries have access to the best data available,” said Scott Crawford, Vice President and General Manager of collectionHQ. “Having the right information will assist librarians in making the best choices financially to acquire content that satisfies the unique needs of the communities they serve.”
collectionHQ, used by many of the top library systems in the U.S., U.K. and Australasia, is an evidence-based, performance management tool that helps libraries align their collections with customer demand. collectionHQ’s tools help staff monitor popular demand by subject categories, authors that are rising or falling in popularity and titles that will circulate better if moved to another branch or area of the library. This ensures patrons are satisfied, and will return to the library again and again.
Using collectionHQ’s powerful tool set, librarians can perform tasks that used to take weeks or months, in a matter of minutes. From rapidly identifying missing items, to locating and removing slow-moving and grubby materials, collectionHQ eases workloads and frees up staff’s time to work on other important areas within the library.
For more information about collectionHQ, visit www.collectionhq.com.
collectionHQ is the world-leading Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM(TM)) software application. Easy to implement, simple to use and extremely cost-effective, collectionHQ delivers repeatable performance improvements for library stock by providing evidence-based analysis, advice and performance monitoring of all stock across all media. It helps libraries save money by improving use of existing stock and making purchasing more effective by creating evidence-based specifications, which cater to local demand. It also helps staff make better use of their time by allowing them to focus where they are most needed. collectionHQ improves stock performance by identifying local demand and suggesting action plans on how to address this demand – improving the quality of service, demonstrating best value and improving local marketing. collectionHQ is owned by Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products.