collectionHQ Expands Collection Development Tools to eBook Titles - Addition helps libraries manage and compare ebook and print holdings -

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- collectionHQ, the leading collection performance improvement solution that helps libraries better manage their collections, today announced that many of its popular, evidence-based tools available for print and A/V titles are now available for ebooks as well. The addition of these tools, called the ebook module, means that for the first time, librarians can easily access data that compare ebook and print holdings. The ebook capabilities are included in the cost of a collectionHQ subscription.

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By expanding into ebook data, collectionHQ allows users to spot trends in their ebook collections. For instance, they can measure how ebooks perform across platforms and identify performance patterns by format. Librarians can use this additional information on patrons' ereading behavior to help make better-informed spending decisions on electronic and print materials.

"This enhancement to collectionHQ ensures that many of the same popular tools available to libraries for their print collections are now in place for their fast-growing ebook collections," said Scott Crawford, Vice President and General Manager of collectionHQ. "With more and better data at their fingertips, librarians can make better decisions about how to apply limited resources to acquire the right mix of print and digital materials that their patrons want."

collectionHQ, used by many of the top library systems in the U.S., U.K. and Australasia, is based on the proven Evidence-Based Stock Management (EBSM) methodology. By analyzing detailed circulation patterns, the methodology provides action plans to help librarians develop and manage collections, saving time and money, improving circulation and aligning the collection with local demand.

collectionHQ's powerful toolset provides valuable insight and clear direction so that librarians can perform tasks that used to take weeks or months in a matter of minutes. From collection maintenance to collection development, collectionHQ eases workloads and frees up staff's time to work on other important areas within the library.

For more information about collectionHQ, visit www.collectionhq.com.

About collectionHQ
collectionHQ is the leading collection performance improvement solution, based on the proven Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM) software application. 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.

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