CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 23, 2013 - collectionHQ, the world-leading collection performance improvement solution that helps libraries better manage their collections, today announced it has secured 106 subscriptions from public library systems since January 2012.
That means collectionHQ now manages over 200 million items and 800 million circulations in more than 7,200 library branches worldwide.
Having won more than 60% of the U.K. public library market, collectionHQ was introduced in the U.S. and Canada in 2010, where the software has been adopted by 190 public library systems, representing more than 20% of the U.S. population. More recently, the software was introduced in Australasia, where the company is making significant headway.
collectionHQ's Vice President and General Manager, Scott Crawford says, "At a time when the library environment is changing rapidly, our cloud-based platform is giving librarians the tools they need to manage and improve their collections in a cost-effective way. collectionHQ's proven evidence based stock management (EBSM) methodology, which has been developed by U.K. public librarians over the past 20 years, and our six years of experience in the global public library market will continue to spur our growth as the undisputed leader in collection management improvement software."
collectionHQ is an evidence-based, performance management tool that helps libraries align their collections with patron 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 quickly perform tasks that used to take weeks or months. From rapidly identifying missing items, to locating and removing slow-moving or grubby materials, collectionHQ eases workloads and frees up staff 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) 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.