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Analyzing Library Collection Use with Excel
In this unique guide, two collection development experts have tailored proven Excel[registered] formulas to translate circulation and collection data into meaningful reports for making strategic decisions. Step-by-step instructions, along with screen shots, allow anyone to set up a simple library-focused Excel[registered] program. Analyzing Library Collection Use with Exce ...more
Paperback, 167 pages
Published September 25th 2007 by American Library Association
(first published May 25th 2007)
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Another addition to my wishlist, "Analyzing Library Collection Use with Excel" is well worth having, no matter what level or stage of weeding you're in or about to enter. A lot of the suggested reports I'd already been doing, and though the version of Excel used in the samples is dated, the methods and reasoning is still there and still solid. And, of course, there is a level of sass and wit in the pages, that as with another book recently purchased, made me feel like I'd written the book myself ...more
I think if I had read this several years ago it would have been more useful. Excel has changed a great deal since it was published in 2007. Still a worthwhile book for those who may not have thought how or what could be analyzed by using Excel. Thank you to Tony and Bob for writing this.
I think this is very useful but it's going to take a while to really put it into practice. I set up a test download of stats just to work through the book the first time and I think I wouldn't have understood it at all without doing that. I'm ordering a copy (got this one on ILL) and will try to make myself use it on parts of the collection.