By Ann Snowman
Beginning April 1, 2013, all libraries are asked to capture in-house use of collections via WorkFlows.
· Capturing in-house use quantifies a portion of collection use that can be as high as 50 percent of total circulation for some libraries.
· In-house use is one measure of browsing activity which can be difficult to gauge.
· Once captured in Director’s Station this data can be used to assess the use of a single item, a title, or a collection when making retention and budget decisions.
· In-house use is included in the total circulation figures for the University Libraries and is reported for both the ARL annual survey and the ALS biennial survey.