Collection Analysis Tools and Vendors

The page contains links to tools and reviews that may be useful to Shared Print Programs. Also of interest may be the Infrastructure Working Group Annual Report – 2020/2021 which includes explorations of what tools for shared print are available in various systems. Note that the tools listed below are externals to an ILS/LSP. Some service providers may have union catalogs that perform much of the same functionality.

While not strictly a collection analysis tool, the Alma Inventory code, developed by Georgetown University Libraries, facilitates inventory of items cataloged in the Alma integrated library system, which may be of use to shared print programs seeking to validate their holdings. Also of interest may be the Washington Research Library Consortium's Usage Calculator, which provides estimates of shelf space requirements and UNVL's Rebel Archives Calculator: for cubic and linear feet for archival material space estimates.