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About Collection Evaluation


Collection Evaluation provides quick, efficient access to information about local library collections. Using cooperative data, Collection Evaluation allows you to keep track of the quality and diversity of your institution's holdings on an ongoing basis, including not only the quantity of titles you have on specific subjects, but also how the depth and variety of your titles compares to other institutions.

Within the WorldShare interface, navigate to Analytics > Collection Evaluation.

In this area, you can open:

Collection Evaluation interface



  1. My Library: to view an analysis of your holdings in WorldCat based on the OCLC Subject Conspectus
  2. My Comparisons: to view the comparisons for your library, access benchmarking and unique/shared titles, and export the Comparison Title List.
  3. Manage Comparisons: to create, search for, edit, and export comparisons for your institution. Use comparisons to view your institution's WorldCat holdings against the holdings of other institutions.





Watch a video

Getting started with Collection Evaluation (17:17)

This video provides an overview of the interface and the features available in WorldShare Collection Evaluation.



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