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Determining shelving accuracy via sampling in a community college library.

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DeLooper, John
Gonsalves, Devika
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Journal of Access Services. Jan-Mar2020, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p22-32. 11p. 3 Charts.
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During the Fall 2017 semester, staff at the Hudson County Community College (HCCC), Library began to notice that many books listed as available in the catalog were often not being found on the shelves when patrons attempted to retrieve them. This situation puzzled library leadership because HCCC had recently conducted an inventory and removed all missing items from its holdings. To determine the cause of this discrepancy, HCCC staff decided to sample the library's collection to determine if books were available at the expected locations. From this, the library found that a high percentage of its books were not present where they were expected to be. In response, library staff implemented a variety of changes to HCCC's shelving and access services operations. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]


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