Workflow analysis provides a deeper understanding of the processes laid out in the collection life cycle. Dissecting the functions of multiple departments and employees illuminate inefficiencies and create a quality check on library processes. A thorough understanding of a library’s processes can save resources and improve efficiency.
collection life cycle
Tracking the flow of materials through the library system can guide staff to possible checkpoints of quality. In the previous chapter, we discussed how the collection has a life cycle. In order to properly and fully manage a collection, ...