OCLC's new Choreo Insights™ library analytics solution is now available to early adopter libraries in North America seeking to better align academic library collections with institutional focus areas, emerging curriculum priorities, and future trends.
Using WorldCat holdings data, Choreo Insights is a flexible solution that enables confident collection development decisions by comparing detailed subject breakdowns of local collections with overlap and gap analysis of any other library or group in WorldCat.
OCLC has been working closely with several libraries to develop, test, and refine Choreo Insights. These libraries are using Choreo Insights for a variety of projects and programs, including: Collection building Libraries can make cost-effective purchasing decisions by analyzing collection characteristics in a collective context of peer libraries; DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) Libraries are better able to analyze and address collection diversity issues; Academic program alignment Libraries can determine how well a collection supports emerging job market trends and key academic programs on campus; and Collaboration Libraries can identify cost savings opportunities through collaboration with other libraries, typically in a group or consortia context.
Choreo Insights analysis can take only seconds to perform and is not limited to one-time reports and static snapshots. Libraries can try a variety of analysis scenarios, such as comparing institutions with programs they hold in high esteem, or trim results based on years of publication and other facets.
Libraries can map collections directly to academic programs using CIP (Classification of Institutional Programs) mapping. They can also use Library of Congress classifications, FAST subject headings, simple title text searches, and more to see how collections stack up.
Choreo Insights is now available to early adopter libraries in North America. OCLC will continue to work with libraries to further develop, test, and refine Choreo Insights.Click here to read the original press release.