February 8, 2023. We are delighted to announce that San Rafael Library has subscribed to collectionHQ, the world leading collection management system.
San Rafael Library was originally established as a coffee and reading room by the Womens Christian Temperance Union in 1887. It want long until the library had a dedicated building, with over 1,000 books. Since then it has grown and flourished with the community.
The team at collectionHQ is focused on helping the library to optimize circulation of materials by implementing the evidence-based toolset that will save time, maximize funds, and accelerate collection improvements. As a collectionHQ subscriber they also get access to our comprehensive DEI Analysis tool, allowing San Rafael Library to analyze their collection and compare it against industry standard DEI topics to ensure a more inclusive and diverse collection that reflects their community.
San Rafael Library joins the hundreds of libraries worldwide that subscribe to collectionHQ to effectively analyze detailed trends and metrics about how their collection is performing. With collectionHQ's action plans, librarians can take steps to improve their collection, increasing turnover and aligning the collection with local demand.
collectionHQ is the leading collection performance improvement solution, based on the proven Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM) methodology. Easy to implement, simple to use and extremely cost-effective, collectionHQ delivers repeatable performance improvements for library collections by providing evidence-based analysis, advice and performance monitoring of all collections across all media. It helps libraries save money by improving use of existing inventory and making purchasing more effective by creating evidence-based specifications, which cater to local demand. collectionHQ improves collection 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.