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From the OCLC WorldCat Collection Analysis team:

This message is to remind you that you are invited to join us on Tuesday, May 1st, from 2:00 – 3:00pm EST (1:00pm-2:00pm Central Time) for the first installment of our new WorldCat Collection Analysis Speakers Series. Throughout the year, OCLC will offer Webinars that feature current WCA users who will share with us real-life examples of ways they are using WCA to accomplish library goals.

Paul Metz, Director of Collection Management at the Virginia Tech University Libraries, will lead off this series by discussing his use of WCA to study and improve his libraries’ collections from both macro and micro perspectives. By comparing Tech’s holdings to the holdings of fellow Southeastern Research libraries, whose data were available in the ASERL group subscription, Paul was able to determine whether Tech's collections differed from peers in desirable or undesirable ways in terms of subject, age, and language. Though overall the analysis results were encouraging, Paul will discuss some of the specific kinds of collection deficiencies that can be detected using the tool. He will then show how Tech used the same data to identify widely held recent books that were good candidates for purchase.

After the presentation, Paul will hold a question and answer session.

Register online or by visiting the WCA homepage.

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