Friday, November 10, 2006

New Books, Bestsellers Available at Bracken

The University Libraries lease a collection of 600 ever changing titles to provide students, faculty, staff, and resident affiliates opportunities to read fiction and non-fiction that is popular across the country.

Circulation data for last fiscal year (2005-2006) show that there were 4,988 circulations, of which 73.1% were for fiction titles. The bestsellers collection is acquired through a leasing program. By leasing titles, the University Libraries are able to provide access to high-demand titles that change frequently. At any given time, the collection includes about 75% of the bestseller titles on national lists.

Hilde Calvert, Head of Collections Development, says that the most popular items are fiction books, biographies, and political personalities.


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