New OCLC Collection Evaluation tool coming

Posted: February 20, 2013

OCLC logoA new, next-generation Collection Evaluation tool, designed to support your library’s collection evaluation needs in the context of cooperative information, will soon replace OCLC’s existing WorldCat Collection Analysis (WCA) service.

The new Collection Evaluation tool will deliver the extended functionality required by libraries that are increasingly focused on optimizing spending and reducing the physical collection footprint. Additionally, the new tool will be the first in a suite of solutions available as part of OCLC WorldShare Analytics—a comprehensive suite of analytic and decision-making tools using both institutional and aggregated library data.

If your library is currently using WCA, your existing subscription will give you access to both WCA and the new Collection Evaluation tool during this transitional period. (Contact wcageneral@oclc.org for migration schedule.) If your library is interested in subscribing to WCA, please contact OCLC for more details.