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Consortial Book Circulation Patterns: The OCLC-OhioLINK Study

“Written by Edward T. O’Neill and Julia Gammon, “Consortial Book Circulation Patterns: The OCLC-OhioLINK Study” outlines the study methodology, analyzes the data, and offers insights into the consortium-wide collection usage. The study collected and analyzed circulation data for libraries within the consortium examining the circulation of 28,475,701 books from over 100 academic libraries. Circulation patterns analyzed include subject and language usage, as well as scattering, obsolescence and duplication. The results and conclusions from the study offer valuable insights for library collection planning including library purchasing, storage considerations and future usage prediction. The article is scheduled for publication in the November 2014 issue of College and Research Libraries. The full-text article is available as a preprint [pdf].”

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