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January 14, 2009

2008 Top Ten Catalogers in the MINITEX Region

During calendar year 2008, libraries in the MINITEX region cataloged 27,839 original records in WorldCat. Below you will find the top 10 list for 2008. This year we were able to include the U of M Twin Cities Campus when compiling the statistics. If you're interested in how this year compared to last year, check out the blog post from January, 2008.

1. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (6,827)
2. MINITEX Contract Cataloging (2,928)
3. North Dakota State Library, ND (2,249)
4. Hennepin County Library (both MPI and HCO), MN (1,479)
5. Minnesota Historical Society, MN (1,432)
6. North Dakota State University, ND (715)
7. Minnesota State University-Mankato, MN (639)
8. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, MN (592)
9. Pioneerland Library System, MN (574)
10. South Dakota State University, SD (469)

If you're interested in finding out how to access your own institution's statistics, check out the OCLC Cataloging Statistics Web page. The Web page includes links to a quick reference guide and training.

January 11, 2008

2007 Top Ten Catalogers in the MINITEX region

Looking back to 2007, catalogers in the MINITEX region were busy! As a whole, you cataloged 23,541 original records in WorldCat (about an 8% increase since calendar year 2006). Last year about this time we put together a list of the top 10 libraries contributing original records to WorldCat, and below you will find the top 10 list for 2007.

The same caveats apply as listed in last year's post. The list does not include any libraries that happen to batchload their holdings to OCLC. It only includes libraries that created original records using either Connexion client or Connexion browser. NOTE: The stats were pulled for the last calendar year (January 2007-December 2007).

1. Minnesota State University-Mankato (2,429)
2. North Dakota State Library (2,346)
3. Metro State University (1,240)
4. MINITEX Contract Cataloging (1,202)
5. Hennepin County Library, MN (1,032)
6. Minnesota Historical Society (886)
7. State Historical Society of North Dakota (853)
8. Traverse Des Sioux Library System, MN (822)
9. Pioneerland Library System, MN (766)
10. South Dakota State Library (598)

If you're interested in finding out how to access your own institution's stats, check out the resources below:

January 22, 2007

Top 10 Original Catalogers in the MINITEX Region

Lately I have been hearing a lot about top 10 lists: Top Search Engines, Yahoo's Top Searches of 2006, Top 5 Consumer Trends, and all of the other lists that arrive at the start of the New Year.

This got me thinking about creating a few of our own MINITEX lists. I looked at our myriad of statistics, and pulled out the Top 10 Libraries Contributing Original Records to WorldCat. The following list does not include any libraries that happen to batchload their holdings to OCLC. It only includes libraries that created original records within Connexion. NOTE: The stats were pulled for the last calendar year (January 2006-December 2006).

1. Crown College, MN (1,912)
2. North Dakota State Library (1,617)
3. Hennepin County Library, MN (1,212)
4. State Historical Society of North Dakota (1,038)
5. Traverse Des Sioux Library System, MN (1,015)
6. Minnesota Historical Society (798)
7. Pioneerland Library System (467)
8. Luther Seminary, MN (463)
9. Kitchigami Regional Library System, MN (426)
10. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library (399)

What other kinds of statistics would you like to see? Drop us a line. If you're interested in finding out how to access your own institution's stats, attend one of our NEW webinars: Introduction to Using OCLC Cataloging Statistics.

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