• Circulation Analysis Two Ways: In-house & OCLC Collection Evaluation

      Hassler, H. Caroline (2015-11)
      The University of Alaska Southeast Egan Library has been analyzing circulation data for several years using reports from the Sirsi-Dynix ILS and freely available online tag cloud generating tools. Librarians use these tools to produce lists of most highly circulating items and subjects. These lists are used to guide collection development. In 2015, the library purchased a subscription to OCLC’s Collection Evaluation tool. The library does not use any other OCLC Worldshare Management Services. The library uploaded circulation data into OCLC Collection Evaluation and created reports available in that system. This poster session will compare the type of reports generated using locally-created methods with the reports generated using OCLC Collection Evaluation and look how each can contribute to effective collection assessment, collection development, and weeding.
    • Pilot investigation into the age structure of market squid, Doryteuthis opalescens, in the Gulf of Alaska

      Navarro, Michael; Wehde, Dawn (University of Alaska Southeast, 2018-03-08)
      The objective of my URECA funded project was to conduct a pilot investigation that aimed to provide a data set of the age, size, and maturity of market squid, Doryteuthis opalescens, collected in the Gulf of Alaska. The information I collected was used to infer the establishment of a residential or transient population of market squid in the sampled area. I hypothesized that squid collected offshore (> 100m from the shoreline) would be less sexually mature and younger than squid collected inshore which supports the establishment of a residential population. In comparison, no significant differences between size, maturity, and age between squid collected offshore and inshore supports that the squid are from a transient population.