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Decision Center: Data, Analytics, and Actionable Recommendations for Collection Management

Today’s libraries need more than just circulation statistics to drive optimal operational efficiency and achieve top-notch service for their patrons.

Decision Center is a comprehensive collection management and analytics solution that provides timely and focused action recommendations for budgeting, selection, weeding, floating, and more. Decision Center helps libraries match supply and demand to deliver optimized service. By using current and complete data—about circulation, holds, transits, patrons, and acquisitions—Decision Center provides you with actionable insights to help your library improve patron-driven acquisitions while streamlining collection management workflows.

Key Features

  • Shows where to weed or expand collections to align with supply and demand
  • Direct integration with Sierra provides Decision Center with the most comprehensive data for decision-making
  • Comprehensive circulation statistics are updated daily for timely analytics
  • Highlighted areas to weed or expand collections help you better align with your library’s supply and demand
  • Budget guidance for effective spending on collections and staffing is based on your real budget numbers
  • Suggestions identify how you can optimize collections to reflect community demand and usage
  • Recommendations utilizes library-selected thresholds and strategic targets to suggest changes for operational effectiveness
  • Tools helps manage floating collections across multiple branches to minimize transit times
  • Trend analysis lets you anticipate demand for new titles to minimize hold wait times

Case Study: Tulsa City-County Library – Smart Selection

Smart Selection The many adventures of Wild West Sheriff Walt Longmire, as created by author Craig Allen Johnson, are in particular demand at some of Tulsa City-County Library’s 24 branches. The challenge for library staff is to make enough copies – and no more – available at locations that serve communities, each with their own… Read more »

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