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Baker & Taylor Rolls Out Diversity Analysis Tool for Library Collections

Baker & Taylor “will offer an analysis solution for libraries to help them discover, manage and report on diversity-related topics. Backed by collectionHQ’s powerful technology, Baker & Taylor’s Diversity Analysis will offer insight and identify opportunities by analyzing a library’s collection against industry-accepted diversity subjects.” The tool will launch in July for Baker & Taylor customers as part of their subscription to collectionHQ. Nonsubscribers can purchase it “as a one-time, obligation-free consultation.” The tool can be used for a single analysis or to manage a collection over time.

Diversity Analysis provides an avenue for the following:

  • Analyzing a library’s fiction and non-fiction collections against industry-accepted diversity topics;
  • Monitoring the supply of diverse content to identify gaps at a system-wide and branch level;
  • Evaluating representation of diverse populations in both print and digital collections;
  • Effectively communicating diversity in a library’s collection to stakeholders in its community; and
  • Suggesting future development lists using a data-driven approach.

For more information, read the press release.

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