Collection Analysis

A large-scale analysis of the print collections of the EAST Retention Partner libraries was critical to determining which titles should be committed to retention.  During the planning for EAST, OCLC Sustainable Collection Services®  (SCS) was selected to work with EAST on this important work.  Beginning in the fall of 2015 the EAST libraries provided data extracts to SCS which then created the collective EAST dataset including over 16 million holdings.  Detailed collection analysis work over the following months was undertaken by the EAST project team, the Monographs Working Group and SCS to analyze this collective collection and develop models for the final retention of titles.