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This is where you will find analysis information which will help you determine what to purchase for your discipline.

Purpose of this Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide the subject liaisons raw data to help evaluate their collections. It will consist of the following data elements.

  • The percentage of Resource for College Libraries titles in the collection
  • The percentage of Highly Recommended Choice titles in the collection.
  • The date range of the collection
  • The number and percentage of circulated titles
  • The number and percentage of titles by location (format).
  • Comparison of our holdings with a peer institution
  • Comparison of our holdings with an institution with a good reputation in the discipline (program).  
  • A ranking of all subject areas to identify which ones need the most attention.  
  • Survey data from program faculty.