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Archive for category: Collection Management

Updating Circulation Software

For libraries looking to upgrade their software system or purchase a circulation system for the first time, Mackin has a great working relationship with the COMPanion Corporation and the Alexandria Circulation System. Contact any customer service representative at 800.245.9540 or email…

Unclassified Call Numbers Report

To help you have the most accurate report possible, Mackin has provided you with a list of your library’s MARC records that have unrecognizable call numbers or no Dewey numbers at all. The total number of items within this report is found in the “Other” part of the…

Export MARC Records

To activate TitleMatch you will need to export your MARC records and then send them to Mackin. Find export instructions on the Collection Management page. On the main menu, choose Services > Library > Collection Management. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Send Records…

Comparison Collections

A comparison collection is an exemplary collection based on size, age and percentage recommendations. Size recommendations are based on the goal you specified for the number of books per student (BPS). If unsure of what BPS to use, find out if your state or district has a standard for BPS. The…

Additional Titles Needed

The Additional Titles Needed do not take into account overages by section. For example, if you currently have 375 titles in the Natural Sciences & Math section and recommendations say you only need 350, the 25 extra are not recorded in additional needed. Instead a “0” is…

Incorrect Data

When was the last time you sent your MARC Records to Mackin? You may want to send a fresh copy and rerun your analysis. If your MARC Records are updated, you may want to check to see if you have multiple tags and subfields that contain your Dewey information. The Online CAPS system will go…

Cannot View Data

To view your analysis, you must have Acrobat Reader installed. This free software can be obtained from this website: Acrobat Reader If you have Acrobat Reader and still cannot view your analysis, please call us at 800.245.9540.

Cannot Export MARC Records

Since CAPS Online is capable of accepting a large amount of records, you might want to check with your technical staff to see if your district has a firewall that prevents you from sharing your MARC Records with Mackin. If there is not a firewall issue, there may be a size limitation restricting…

Collection Analysis Plus Solutions (CAPS)

With Mackin you can manage your collection directly from your workstation. Run an analysis whenever you like and promptly receive your results right on your computer screen. Using those results, you can partner with Mackin to map out a direction for your collection. On the Home page, choose…