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Collection Management

Nobody has more book lists than Mackin. Our professional librarians continually create and update book lists to fit every librarian’s unique needs. We have lists for everything, including National and State Awards, High/Low, Graphic Novels, Leveled Reading Programs, Spanish, Bilingual, Popular Series and Reluctant Readers.

We also provide on-demand custom lists to meet your exact needs, complete with review sources, reading levels, and annotations.

Working with more than 18,000 publishers allows us to find the best, most appropriate titles for your unique collection.

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Collection Analysis Plus Solutions (CAPS)

Analyze your collection on Mackin.com, or call us and our experienced librarians can walk you through a custom collection analysis step by step.

Complete Online Collection Analysis


What information is included in my analysis?

We analyze your existing collection and then compare it to an “exemplary” collection that meets size, age and distribution standards for your student population. Below is a sampling of the information provided:

Material distribution


Distribution of your Dewey sections and how many additional titles are needed for a balanced collection


Weeding lists of older items in your collection

Current books per student versus your goal number of books per student

Average date of publication of your collection compared to recommended age

Collection Age Graph


TitleMatch helps you manage your collection in real time. As you add to your list, titles that are already in your collection are highlighted so that you won’t accidentally order duplicates. TitleMatch allows you to view matches in a collection for a single or multiple locations. Plus, it will tell you if your titles are on a list or previous Mackin orders.

TitleMatch Activation

Select the uploaded library collections (MARC Records) you want activated for TitleMatch. When a collection is activated, all your search results will include indicators for exact or possible matches.

Note: You may need to click the columns link in the top right corner of your search results to show the TitleMatch column.

Using Default Lists For Multiple Collection Ordering

Assign a default order list to each collection to save time when ordering for multiple collections. If none of the existing lists from the drop-down box are appropriate, you may want to create a new list for this purpose. Your default designations will be displayed on the Full Record screen so you can immediately save that title to multiple lists.

Send Records

Color Key

Exact ISBN

Possible Match by Title/Author/Added Entry/Series Title

Possible Match by Title/Author or just Title

ISBN on a submitted list

ISBN on a current list

Please Note: Due to possible variations in MARC records, publisher data and other factors, your TitleMatch results may not be 100% accurate.