Send us your library circulation data
We're encouraging libraries across Canada to share their circulation data for an exciting new project currently in development. For all libraries who sign up to contribute data during the current beta period, we will be delivering complimentary research and forthcoming most-read lists delivered weekly to your inbox. Keep reading to find out more.
What's the project?
BookNet Canada is working to develop a specialized circulation analysis tool focusing specifically on Canadian public libraries. It will examine holds and circulation data and give libraries the ability to compare information not only between branches but also across Canadian library systems.
Once developed, this library-specific data will be integrated with BNC SalesData, our retail sales tracking system, allowing libraries to compare their circulation to the Canadian retail market, drive discovery through the production of overall 'most-read' lists, and examine trends by genre, regions, authors, and more. When launched, libraries will be able to access all this in SalesData for a reasonable fee.
In order to get this project off the ground, we need your holds and circulation data! It's quick, easy, and free to set up a weekly delivery through your ILS.
What's in it for you?
There are lots of perks in it for you, including access to complimentary research throughout the current beta phase and, once we have enough libraries participating, weekly reports on the most-read fiction, non-fiction, and juvenile/YA titles—available for free to all libraries contributing data.
- Provide valuable insight and business intelligence to aid both strategic and operational planning for libraries, library suppliers and publishers.
- Libraries and publishers can use the aggregated circulation data to do Canadian market/trend analysis by genre, region, author, format, etc.
- Drive discovery for books by the production of 'most read lists.'
- Complete a 'gap analysis' of a libraries' inventory against that of other libraries (aggregated or individual), or by comparing against what books are selling in Canada (through BNC SalesData), to find new opportunities.
- Facilitate better communication between industry participants through the sharing of data and analysis.
- Provide visibility for associations, government and others on the importance of Canadian public libraries to the Canadian book industry.
To join other libraries sharing their circulation data, just fill out this form and we'll be in touch with further details.