Ohio Valley Group of Technical Services Librarians
We discuss a project they conducted to identify whether adding table of contents and analytics to certain materials in the collection would increase circulation. They selected monographic series in the Q classification that were titled separately and five or six large series in the Ps for analyzing. The work resulted in significant increases in circulation of the materials ( anywhere from 59% to 186%). The work was labor intensive, but the increased use of the materials made it certainly worthwhile.
Marshall, Lauren and Chercourt, Mina, "Is there value in value-added cataloging?" (2011). Grasselli Library. 3.