October 16, 2021

Baker & Taylor, collectionHQ Launch ESP, a Predictive Collection Development Tool

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Baker & Taylor (B&T) and its collection management subsidiary collectionHQ announced the launch of ESP (Evidence-based Selection Planning), an optional feature for collectionHQ that aims to predict system-wide and branch-level demand for books, ebooks, and other materials, including newly published items. The feature works by analyzing a library’s circulation history using collectionHQ, while leveraging data from B&T’s online collection development and ordering system Title Source 360.

CollectionHQ Promotes Library Trend Tool

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Baker & Taylor’s collectionHQ division has begun promoting circPoint, a new web-based tool that enables publishers to mine circulation data from 250 library systems in the United States.

Baker & Taylor Acquires Maker of CollectionHQ

Distributor Baker & Taylor today announced that it has acquired Glasgow, Scotland-based company Bridgeall Libraries, the maker of CollectionHQ collection development software-as-a-service for libraries. Terms were not disclosed.