[minervacirc] HIgh Demand Hold Digest - Three Strikes for Mercury Retrograde Edition

Josh Tiffany jtiffany at gray.lib.me.us
Fri Apr 29 09:23:21 EDT 2016


Orange traffic barrels dot the landscape, out-of-state plates stop in the
middle of intersections to check a text message, and the price of gasoline
is on the rise.  April must be turning to May, and as such, time for another
visit to the High Demand Hold List Land.

 

First off, some number crunching.

 

Among the top 50 most requested hold items (adjusted to remove pre-order
items from the list so we are only looking at real live product):

 

-          A total of 2,799 holds exist on these 50 items (down from 3,383
holds last month)

-          By material type, 20% are Blu-ray, 38% are DVD, 4% are Blu-ray +
DVD combo packs, 6% large print, and 32% are books.  Or - 62% are A/V and
38% are printed materials.

-          In the top 50 most requested item, there are 2,799 holds on 815
items (3.43 holds per item).  By material type:

o   Blu-ray - 193 holds on 30 items (6.43 holds per item)

o   DVD - 1,369 holds on 377 items (3.63 holds per item)

o   Combo packs - 61 holds on 14 items (4.35 holds per item)

o   Large print - 73 holds on 18 items (4.05 holds per item)

o   Printed material - 1,103 holds on 376 items (2.93 holds per item)

And since I'm a numbers dork and am engaging in this project at no one's
direction other than my own, I pried open another data set.  

 

I took the top 20 most requested items in the DVD, Blu-ray, and Printed
Material categories and measured the amount of time since the item was
published / released / made available to our beloved patrons.  For example,
Monica Wood's book "One-in-a-Million Boy" was published on April 5, 2016.
As of today (April 28th), it has been available for 23 days.

 

So for the top 20 most requested books, there was one outlier (Diary of a
Minecraft Zombie, published 399 days ago).  The average length of time these
items have been released and on the high demand hold list is 41.8 days.  If
the Minecraft Zombie is removed as the outlier, the average is 23 days.  So
what this means is that the supply is meeting the demand for most highly
popular regular print books (save for Zombie Minecraft books).

 

Among the most requested Blu-rays, the oldest was released in early January
(The Martian) so there was no real outlier.  The average length of times
these items have been released and on the high demand hold list is 61.5
days.  

 

For DVDs, the outlier of 'Truly, Madly, Deeply", made popular through the
sorrowful demise of Alan Rickman, was released 5,237 days ago.  As such, it
was removed from these calculations.  So among the 20 most popular DVD
titles, the average length of time these items have been released and on the
high demand hold list is 47.68 days.  

 

And now, the list.

 

Books

1)      The One-in-a-million Boy: Wood (150 holds on 41 items)

2)      Extreme Prey: Sandford (129 holds on 26 items)

15th Affair: Patterson (PRE-ORDER)

3)      The Last Mile: Baldacci (111 holds on 46 items)

4)      Journey to Munich: Winspear (110 holds on 41 items)

5)      Fool Me Once: Coben (105 holds on 52 copies)

6)      The Nest: Sweeney (105 holds on 35 items)

7)      The Summer Before the War: Simonson (103 holds on 36 items)

8)      Eligible: Sittenfeld (65 holds on 23 copies)

9)      The Rainbow Comes and Goes: Cooper (57 holds on 15 copies)

Board Island: Barr (PRE-ORDER)

Everybody's Fool: Russo (PRE-ORDER)

Robert B Parker's Slow Burn: Atkins (PRE-ORDER)

Private Rio: Patterson (PRE-ORDER). note: soon to be re-titled as "The Race:
a Private novel"

10)   Lilac Girls: Kelly (42 holds on 16 items)

A Great Reckoning: Penny (PRE-ORDER)

Wired: Garwood (PRE-ORDER)

The Apartment: Steel (PRE-ORDER)

11)   Lab Girl: Jahren (31 holds on 12 copies)

Dishonorable Intentions: Woods (PRE-ORDER)

End of Watch: King (PRE-ORDER)

The Emperor's Revenge: Cussler (PRE-ORDER)

Here's to Us: Hilderbrand (PRE-ORDER)

Widowmaker: Doiron (PRE-ORDER)

The Fireman:Hill (PRE-ORDER)

The Pursuit: Evanovich (PRE-ORDER)

Beyond the Ice Limit: Preston & Child (PRE-ORDER)

Bay of Sighs: Roberts (PRE-ORDER)

12)   The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: Smith (21 holds on 10 items)

The Weekenders: Andrews (PRE-ORDER)

13)   The Dinner Party: Janowitz (20 holds on 3 items)

The Hidden Oracle: Riordan (PRE-ORDER)

All Summer Long: Frank (PRE-ORDER)

14)   One With You: Day (19 holds on 4 copies)

15)   The Raven King: Steifvater (19 holds on 8 copies)

Everyone Here is Forgiven: Cleave (PRE-ORDER)

Foreign Agent: Thor (PRE-ORDER)

First Comes Love: Griffin (PRE-ORDER)

Insidious: Coulter (PRE-ORDER)

16)   The Sleep Revolution: Huffington (16 holds on 8 copies)

Black Widow: Silva (PRE-ORDER)

17)   Dimestore: Smith (15 holds on 7 items)

18)   Father's Day: Van Booy (15 holds on 4 items)

LaRose: Erdich (PRE-ORDER)

Wild Lake: Lippman (PRE-ORDER)

The Girl From Summer Hill: Deveraux (PRE-ORDER)

A Hero of France: Furst (PRE-ORDER)

The Island House: Thayer (PRE-ORDER)

Magic: Steel (PRE-ORDER)

19)   The Price of Salt: Highsmith (14 holds on 2 copies) - note: there are
three different editions on this book in the system and this is the only one
with the hold list.

20)   America's First Daughter: Dray (13 holds on 4 copies)

Blood Flag: Martini (PRE-ORDER)

21)   Diary of a Minecraft Zombie: Books (13 holds on 2 copies)

 

Large Print

1)      The Last Mile: Baldacci (39 holds on 6 items)

2)      15th Affair: Patterson (25 holds on 2 items)

3)      The Obsession: Roberts (18 holds on 5 copies)

4)      Miller's Valley: Quindlen (16 holds on 7 copies)

5)      The Next: Sweeney (14 holds on 3 items)

6)      The Apartment: Steel (7 holds on 2 copies)

7)      Everybody's Fool: Russo (6 holds on 2 copies)

8)      Property of a Noblewoman: Steel (5 holds on 1 item)

9)      Devonshire Scream: Childs (3 holds on 1 item)

10)   The Pursuit: Evanovich (3 holds on 1 item)

 

Graphic Novels

1)      Papers Girls.  Volume 1 (6 holds on 1 item)

2)      The Walking Dead Compendium Three (5 holds on 1 item)

3)      The Walking Dead.  Volume 25 (5 holds on 2 items)

4)      Deadpool.  The Complete Collection Volume 1 (4 holds on 1 item)

5)      Deadpool Vol. 2: Soul hunter (3 holds on 1 item)

6)      Batman/Detective Comics. Volume 5. Gothtopia (2 holds on 1 item)

7)      Batman/Detective Comics.  Volume 7.  Anarky (2 holds on 1 item)

8)      DC Comics Bombshells.  Volume 1 (2 holds on 1 item)

9)      Epic Collection Ant-Man Giant Man (2 holds on 1 item)

10)   Marvel Zombies: Dead Days (2 holds on 1 item)

 

DVDs

1)      Brooklyn (165 holds on 32 copies)

2)      The Revenant (160 holds on 24 copies)

3)      The Big Short (145 holds on 37 copies)

4)      Spotlight (143 holds of 45 copies)

5)      The Hunger Games.  Mockingjay.  Part 2 (80 holds on 37 copies)

6)      Concussion (73 holds on 21 copies)

7)      The Hateful Eight (68 holds on 26 items)

8)      The Lady in the Van (66 holds on 14 copies)

9)      Star Wars, Episode VII, The Force Awakens (64 holds on 32 copies)

10)   Black Mass (47 holds on 23 copies)

11)   Daddy's Home (39 holds on 9 copies)

12)   Creed (36 holds on 3 copies)

13)   Secret in their eyes (36 holds on 10 copies)

14)   Victor Frankenstein (24 holds on 9 copies)

15)   Tumbledown (21 holds on 7 copies)

16)   Point Break (18 holds on 2 copies)

17)   Hitman: Agent 47 (15 holds on 3 copies)

18)   Our Brand is Crisis (15 holds on 5 copies)

19)   Truly, Madly, Deeply (14 holds on 1 copy)

20)   Trumbo (14 holds on 2 copies)

TV Series

1)      Game of Thrones Season 5 (150 holds on 39 copies). Editor's note:
there are actually only 32 copies that are being sent to fulfill holds in
Minerva.  1 has been on pre-order since February, 6 are non-contributing
rental copies.

2)      The Doctor Blake Mysteries.  Season One (18 holds on 3 items)

3)      Nurse Jackie: Season 7 (16 holds on 4 copies)

4)      Heartland: Season 8 (13 holds on 5 copies)

5)      Shameless: Season 5 (13 holds on 2 copies)

6)      Girls.  Season 4 (9 holds on 3 copies)

7)      New Tricks.  Season 12 (9 holds on 2 copies)

8)      Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  Season 1 (9 holds on 3 copies)

9)      Veep.  Season 4 (9 holds on 3 copies

10)   Grimm.  Season 4 (8 holds on 3 copies)

Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Packs

1)      The Hunger Games.  Mockingjay.  Part 2 (35 holds on 2 items)

2)      Star Wars, Episode VII, The Force Awakens (26 holds on 12 items)

3)      The Intern (10 holds on 1 item)

4)      Trainwreck (8 holds on 1 item)

5)      Bridge of Spies (7 holds on 1 item)

6)      Star War I, II, III (5 holds on 2 items)

7)      Everest (4 holds on 1 item)

8)      Tomorrowland (3 holds on 1 item)

9)      Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2 holds on 1 item)

10)   Star Wars Original Trilogy (2 holds on 1 item)

Blu-ray

1)      Spotlight (25 holds on 2 items)

2)      Brooklyn (21 holds on 1 item)

3)      The Martian (21 holds on 5 items)

4)      The Revenant (21 holds on 3 items)

5)      The Big Short (19 holds on 2 items)

6)      The Hateful Eight (19 holds on 2 items)

7)      Bridge of Spies (18 holds on 3 items)

8)      The Hunger Games.  Mockingjay.  Part 2.  (18 holds on 6 items)

9)      Creed (16 holds on 3 items)

10)   Room (15 holds on 3 items)

11)   The Martian: 3-d version (14 holds on 1 copy)

12)   Spectre (13 holds on 3 copies)

13)   In the Heart of the Sea (12 holds on 1 copy)

14)   Sisters (12 holds on 1 copy)

15)   Steve Jobs (12 holds on 1 copy)

16)   Youth (11 holds on 1 copy)

17)   Daddy's Home (10 holds on 1 copy)

18)   The Intern (8 holds on 2 copies)

19)   The Lady in the Van (8 holds on 1 copy)

20)   Ted 2 (8 holds on 1 copy)

Music CD

21)   The Very Best of Prince (11 holds on 4 items)

22)   This is what the truth feels like: Gwen Stefani (8 holds on 1 item)

23)   Cleopatra: The Lumineers (5 holds on 2 copies)

24)   Diamonds and Pearls: Prince & The New Power Generation (5 holds on 1
item)

25)   The Basement Tapes - Raw: Bob Dylan and the Band (4 holds on 1 item)

26)   Dirty Mind: Prince (4 holds on 1 item)

27)   Let Me Get By: Tedeschi Trucks Band (4 holds on 1 item)

28)   Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited (3 holds
on 1 item)

29)   41 Original Hits from the Soundtrack of American Graffitti (2 holds on
1 item)

30)   Blues of Desperation: Joe Bonamass (2 holds on 1 copy)

 

 

Joshua Tiffany, MLIS

Director - Gray Public Library

(207) 657-4110

jtiffany at gray.lib.me.us

 

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