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collectionHQ Announces New Service that Gives Publishers Valuable Detail about Print and eBook Circulation Trends
Baker & Taylor ( 07/22/2013 )

collectionHQ Announces New Service that Gives Publishers Valuable Detail about Print and eBook Circulation Trends
—circPoint offers an unprecedented look at circulation trends in public libraries across the U.S. —

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 22, 2013 — collectionHQ, the world's leading collection performance improvement solution that helps libraries better manage their collections, is pleased to announce that it now offers circPoint, a Web-based toolset that gives publishers valuable insight into trends about public library circulations.

Available on a subscription basis, circPoint is the first system of its kind offering publishers a behind-the-scenes look into how titles are circulated at public libraries.

With just a login and password, publishers can mine circulation data from 55 of the country's top 100 public library systems, filtering and searching by author, title, subjects, ISBNs, publishers and regions to determine where readership is on the rise or falling. Publishers, for example, can see how western authors are faring in specific southeastern states. Or users can search to see which subjects or BISAC subject headings are performing best to aid with strategic planning.

"This is an analytics tool that helps publishers understand the trends to see what's circulating, what's not, and get a sense of future content demand," said Scott Crawford, Vice President and General Manager of collectionHQ. "There's never been this level of clarity, of being able to look into the library market to understand what's going on."

circPoint's data is driven by collectionHQ, a powerful collection management tool that manages circulation data for the majority of the United States' top libraries. Data is available from more than 250 U.S. public libraries, including more than 4,000 library branches.

For more information about circPoint, visit www.circpoint.com

About collectionHQ
collectionHQ is the leading collection performance improvement solution, based on the proven Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM™) methodology. Easy to implement, simple to use and extremely cost-effective, collectionHQ delivers repeatable performance improvements for library collections by providing evidence-based analysis, advice and performance monitoring of all collections across all media. It helps libraries save money by improving use of existing inventory and making purchasing more effective by creating evidence-based specifications, which cater to local demand. collectionHQ improves collection performance by identifying local demand and suggesting action plans on how to address this demand – improving the quality of service, demonstrating best value and improving local marketing. collectionHQ is owned by Baker & Taylor, the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products.


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