Qualitative Collection Assessment — Building Authoritative and Accessible Collections

Sponsored by Choice and ProQuest
Recorded on 09/29/2020

Posted in Collection Development and Management


Librarians are responding to rapid changes in collection management workflows, with continuous collection assessment, user-centric resources, and digital access the new normal. With economic pressures and time constraints, how do libraries build authoritative and accessible monograph holdings using robust collection analysis tools?

In this webinar, attendees will learn the key components for successful collection assessment projects, discover how the authoritative RCL title selections provide a qualitative metric, and see how new upgrades to the Bowker Book Analysis System help improve accessibility by connecting library users to high-quality e-books vetted by Choice/ACRL subject specialists.


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    Anamika Megwalu

    Assessment and Engineering LibrarianSan Jose State University

    Anamika Megwalu, Ph.D., M.L.I.S., is an Assessment and Engineering Librarian at San Jose State University (SJSU). She is also a lecturer at SJSU’s Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. Besides liaison and collection development responsibilities, she collaboratively develops, and implements assessment activities for continuous review and improvement of services. Her research interests include agile library services for diverse user groups, online scholarly communication, and effective instructional strategies. She has published articles in Reference Services ReviewAdvances in LibrarianshipThe Reference LibrarianThe Charleston Advisor, and Science & Children, and authored a book titled, Profiles of Academic Library Efforts to Develop Online Information Literacy Tutorials.

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    Anne Doherty

    Resources for College Libraries Project EditorCHOICE/ACRL

    Anne Doherty is the Project Editor for Resources for College Libraries at Choice/ACRL. She is responsible for the editorial development, peer review, and bibliographic management of the RCL database and has worked with over 100 subject editors and 500 peer reviewers since 2008. She is also the column editor for the “Collecting to the Core” series in Against the Grain. Anne received an MLS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MA in Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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    Stacey Volanto

    Senior Product ManagerProQuest

    Stacey Volanto has spent almost 20 years with RR Bowker/ProQuest and is the Sr. Product Manager in charge of the Data Products product line, which contains Books In Print, Resources for College Libraries, Bowker Book Analysis System, Syndetics Solutions, Syndetics Unbound and Data Licensing. She also maintains Third Party relationships with Choice and LibraryThing for Libraries.