There's a mailing list specific for Collection Development librarians although it mostly consists of announcements. The list is moderated. http://serials.infomotions.com/colldv-l/ They're planning to move to a new home under ALA's Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) umbrella of lists sometime this summer. It seems this kind of question can be asked at the collection assessment as well: http://lists.ala.org/sympa/subscribe/coll-assess ranti. On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 12:41 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Christina, I was hoping that someone with more info would reply, but to my > knowledge the services that do these statistical surveys are "pay-fer" so > this might be considered proprietary info. Presumably libraries that have > used these services received the results, but may not be allowed to share > them. You might, however, have better luck on a list that has a higher > percentage of collection development librarians. Unfortunately, I don't > know what list that would be. Anyone? > > kc > > > On 5/14/15 6:47 AM, Pikas, Christina K. wrote: > >> This might be a bizarre question, but can anyone point to some analysis >> for a large general library, consortium, or even like WorldCat, a >> distribution of materials by class? So say for example 10% of the >> collection is in the 700s, and half of that is in the 741s, a quarter is in >> 746.432... >> This table: >> Table 4: Subject breakdown, nonfiction print books >> History and auxiliary sciences >> >> 8 percent >> >> Engineering and technology >> >> 7 percent >> >> Business and economics >> >> 7 percent >> >> Language, linguistics, and literature >> >> 6 percent >> >> Philosophy and religion >> >> 5 percent >> >> Health and medicine >> >> 5 percent >> >> Art and architecture >> >> 3 percent >> >> Law >> >> 3 percent >> >> Sociology >> >> 3 percent >> >> Education >> >> 3 percent >> >> Other >> >> 15 percent >> >> Unknown >> >> 35 percent >> >> From http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november09/lavoie/11lavoie.html isn't >> really granular enough. >> Thanks! >> ------ >> Christina K. Pikas >> Librarian >> The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory >> Baltimore: 443.778.4812 >> D.C.: 240.228.4812 >> [log in to unmask] >> > > -- > Karen Coyle > [log in to unmask] http://kcoyle.net > m: +1-510-435-8234 > skype: kcoylenet/+1-510-984-3600 > -- Bulk mail. Postage paid.