The value of stocktaking is the cornerstone of effective stock management: it provides information on the state of the library collection and ensures the database records accurately reflect the resources available on the shelves.  Stocktaking also helps to highlight areas of loss, identifies strengths and weaknesses of the collection and finds mis-shelved or incorrectly checked-in items.  The PSP stocktake service removes the time consuming and manually intensive work from library staff and provides a full, not exhaustive, detailed report


  • Total collection numbers and stated value
  • Disparities between database and actual collection
  • Known and unknown losses, including value
  • Strengths and weaknesses in collection
  • Borrowing statistics
  • Identify inaccurate, outdated and potentially misleading resources