Analysis of Journal Collection (Begun in July 2015.)
November 2015: Snapshot of Books On Loan from the General Collection. On November 4, 2015, we downloaded a list of books currently On Loan from the General Collection and categorized broadly by subject.
|Subject||On Loan||% of Loans|
|Leisure and Sports||45||2.3%|
|Social Sciences (General)||24||1.2%|
Conclusions. Generally speaking the results match our expectations. Philosophy is underutilized. It is a large collection and a lot of students take Philosophy courses. But we know that the Department wants students to think on their own and doesn't require research. The Sciences are low, but have always been so. We don't collect much in those areas anymore. Psychology too.