[Michlib-l] Magazine Use

Melissa Armstrong melissa at carolibrary.org
Thu Feb 13 10:38:41 EST 2014

At the Caro Area District Library we created a survey of favorite magazines and newspapers.. We put a survey in adult periodicals, teen periodicals, and children’s periodicals.  I left the survey up for a month with a box to put the surveys in.  After which I created a small spreadsheet on the favorites


Melissa Armstrong


Caro Area District Library

989-673-4329 ext. 107

melissa at carolibrary.org


From: michlib-l-bounces at mail.mcls.org [mailto:michlib-l-bounces at mail.mcls.org] On Behalf Of Kelli Perkins
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 1:05 PM
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Subject: [Michlib-l] Magazine Use


Has anyone found an effective way to count magazine use beyond circulation? Since this is such a browsing collection, I haven't found a way to determine how much use individual titles get from browsers who don't check them out. Ideas? I have seen fancy mechanisms that physically count how many times something is lifted from the shelf, but I'm looking for a more low tech solution!


Kelli Perkins 

Head of Reference Services

Herrick District Library

300 S River Ave, Holland MI 49423


kperkins at herrickdl.org


Reading: "Sycamore Row" by John Grisham

Listening: "Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier" by Tom Kizzia​

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