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DataBank: YBP Consortia Data in Gobi: About


There are two types of groups that can be compared to your collection through Gobi Peers and Consortia.


For each of these two group types there are three categories of comparisons:

1. comparisons of numbers of titles

2. de-duped lists of titles

3. comparisons of activity at the individual title level.


This guide covers Consortia. For Peer Groups, see YBP Gobi Peer Groups.

Consortia Data in Gobi

With Consortia data you can analyze consortia buying patterns, create lists of titles that have been acquired and title lists of books that were not acquired by the consortium, and, in general, extract data that may be of use in cooperative collection building or in creating selection parameters at your own library.


IMPORTANT NOTE: It is best to remove consortia members from any Peer Group you have saved. If you plan to make comparisons with the aggregate of the consortia libraries and your peer group, which contains consortia libraries, you will mistakenly produce double-counts.

A. See OPTIONS tab


C. SAVE Don't forget to save your revised group


In any case, it is not necessary to include CIC or CARLI libraries in NUL peer groups, because there are other ways to get their data.