Collection Management

District Analysis

Information Needed For District Analysis

In order to complete a district wide collection analysis, we will need a MARC file that contains all schools within your district. You can find instructions on how to export a MARC file and send it to us on our Send Records page. Please note that our standard district analysis completion takes two weeks. If you need it completed sooner, please email us at caps@mackin.com.
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Contact Information

 

Individual School Information

The below information is necessary for each school in order for us to complete a district wide Collection Analysis. Please upload a spreadsheet below or email us at caps@mackin.com.

  • School Names
  • Staff Names and Emails
  • Enrollment Numbers
  • Grade Levels
  • Location Codes

The Mackin standard is to place the analysis in the individual librarian’s account. Is this acceptable?For security/privacy reasons, librarians must create their online accounts. If a librarian does not have an account, the analysis and TitleMatch will reside in the district contact’s account.
Should anyone from the district be an added viewer and/or have TitleMatch to the analyses?
Items Per Students—the national average is 20 IPS. The Mackin default is Elementary-20, Middle-15, and High-10. Is the default setting acceptable?
Do you have fiction genre prefixes?
Do you have a prefix of F or FIC before or after the genre?
The Mackin default adds an eBook category and a Nonprint category for items such as DVDs and CDs. Is the default setting acceptable?
Would you like your Graphic Novels filtered into an additional category within the analysis?
Would you like your World Language titles filtered into an additional category within the analysis?
Are there any other items that you would like as an additional category within the analysis?
Are there any items that you would like excluded from the analyses, such as classroom sets, equipment, magazines, etc.
Mackin’s Collection Analysis will provide a list of the older items in your collection to assist with your weeding process. Please select your Weeding Age Preferences.

Who should we contact for additional follow up questions?

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