10 TIPS FOR MAXIMIZING COLLECTION BUDGET.
EXAMINE ILS CIRCULATION DATA BY COLLECTION CODE.
Are our assumptions about which items circulate correct?
PRACTICE DEMAND DRIVEN SELECTION.
Are we allocating budget to materials that never circulate?
PAY ATTENTION TO HOLD RATIOS.
Do patrons have to wait too long?
ANALYZE DATABASE USE.
Are we providing research tools that patrons want and need?
ASSESS VENDOR DISCOUNTS ANNUALLY.
Are we getting the best value and service possible?
REVIEW CATALOGING AND PROCESSING ANNUALLY.
Are we spending more time and money than necessary?
IMPROVE MERCHANDISING TO CREATE DEMAND.
Are displays eye-catching? Do they encourage browsing?
OPTIMIZE SPACE THROUGH WEEDING.
Is space available for new materials to stand out?
FOCUS ON SEAMLESS PATRON EXPERIENCE.
Can patrons easily find materials on the website and at the library?
MAXIMIZE DATABASE AWARENESS AND ENGAGEMENT.
Do patrons know what databases are available and their value?