Library DrawingThe CONNector

NOVEMBER 2002 Volume 4 Number 4

ReQuest is the statewide library catalog of Connecticut. It allows users to search over three million titles in over three hundred Connecticut libraries at once. Users can place interlibrary loan requests for items of interest over the Web, track the status of their requests, and have the items delivered to their local public library.

iCONN - Connecticut Digital Library

William Sullivan, Administrator, Conecticut Digital Library

Usage Statistics for FY 2002 (July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002)

iCONN Databases: 4.7 million searches. The breakdown is:

40% academic libraries
31% school libraries
29% public libraries

The detailed statistics can be viewed online. Statistics comparing the first quarters of FY 2002 and FY 2003 can also be viewed online.

reQuest Statistics:

Description FY 2002 FY 2001 % Change
Logins to reQuest/WebPAC 290,527* 131,972 120%
Searches on reQuest/WebPAC 921,061* 948,867 - 3%
Interlibrary Loan Requests Filled 48,613 41,136 18%
Libraries offering reQuest/ILL 184 171 8%
Records in reQuest/Main 3,654,054 3,595,671 2%
Holdings in reQuest/Main 17,793,520  16,959,272 5%
Records in reQuest/Serials 70,214 67,116 5%
Holdings in reQuest/Serials 194,919 195,568 - 0.3%
Libraries with holdings in reQuest/Main Catalog 363 335 8%
Libraries with holdings in reQuest/Serials Catalog 465  438 6%

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