Using standard numbers to conduct a serial item-level holdings analysis of the ReCAP partners’ collections

KELLER, Shannon and WOOD, Amy (2019) Using standard numbers to conduct a serial item-level holdings analysis of the ReCAP partners’ collections. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session 208 - Serials and Other Continuing Resources.

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Abstract

Using standard numbers to conduct a serial item-level holdings analysis of the ReCAP partners’ collections

The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP) is one of the largest shared print, preservation, and collection repositories in North America. Through funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ReCAP's founding Partners (Columbia University, New York Public Library, and Princeton University) are undertaking a cross-collection analysis to identify the level of duplication and uniqueness in the print serials across their collections in order to inform collection development and management decisions. ReCAP partnered with the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), to undertake a bibliographic reclamation and item-level holdings analysis. The project is creating methodologies and workflows to identify possible records in OCLC's WorldCat, to review results at scale, and to use the results to aid in a concurrent item-level holdings analysis. The analysis includes a review of roughly 660,000 bibliographic and nearly a million item or holdings records. An initial review of the records revealed over 96,000 serial records lacking an OCLC number, and only 14% of the records without an OCLC# had either an ISSN, or an LCCN. The item-level holdings analysis utilizes normalized and actual holdings data to expose detailed information about ReCAP’s serial holdings. After nine months of work, over 49,000 WorldCat records were found as possible matches for ReCAP records, and only 406 ReCAP records were determined to lack sufficient information to identify possible matches. The results of this analysis will inform future serial subscription purchases, as well as de-duplication decisions, gap filling, and identification of full runs through combined collection holdings. Methodologies established in this project may be applied to the serial collection of ReCAP's newest partner, Harvard University, as they prepare to both send items to the facility and expand access to their collection through the partner’s shared collection services

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