Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What's popular?

I thought it might be interesting to see what books and subjects have been popular with our students recently, so I pulled some statistics from our database and LS2 PAC and Kids. Below you'll find a few top 10 lists for the whole district. Do they match up with your sense of what your students like?

Top 10 Searches in LS2 PAC 
[These are district-wide, and cover the last 1-1/2 years or so]

*Dogs may be high because that's my favorite practice search term!

Top 10 LS2 Kids Categories
[Again, district-wide and covers 1-1/2 years. The "number of clicks" means the number of times that category was selected from the Category Wheel in LS2 Kids.]

Top 10 LS2 Kids Series
[District-wide over the last 1-1/2 years. Number of clicks indicates number of times a series was selected from the Series Bar in LS2 Kids]

Top 10 checked-out titles that aren't part of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
The DoWK series holds the top 5 check-out spots hands-down, so here are the next 10 titles that top the circulation charts for last Fall (August-December 2011). Number of checkouts is for the whole district.

Diary of Wimpy Kid series ranking, Fall 2011
And in case you want to know how the DoWK series stacks up, here it is:

If you want to see the top circulated titles in your collection, you can run the report Shortcut to Activity of Most Circulated Titles in Hcode and Date Range in Reports under Public Folders > JeffCo > Circulation Activity. Select "Owning" for holdings code type, then the holdings code you are interested in, then the date range. If you're interested in your library's search statistics, let me (Kathy) know in Jeffcat and I'll pull them for you.

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