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Subject line:  Change in BIBCO and CONSER Statistical Reporting Deadlines Beginning Immediately

LC in consultation with OCLC has decided to reduce the number of statistical reporting periods.  To reduce the time and effort required of all participants, who currently report statistics monthly, as well as the PCC Secretariat's workload of processing them, the number of statistical reporting periods per year will decrease beginning in the second half of Fiscal Year 2012.

LC is working on automating the heavily manual process but it may be late 2013 or early 2014 before this task can be accomplished. Until that time when an automatic reporting process is available, BIBCO and CONSER statistical reporters will continue to report statistics using the current process but following new schedules.

BIBCO and CONSER statistical reporters:  Please don't send statistical reports in early May 2012

CONSER partners:  Please collect and report your statistics for quarterly periods.  Your next deadline will be July 9 for any statistics from April, May, and June (with the addition of any earlier months' data).

BIBCO partners:  Please collect and report your statistics semiannually.  Your next deadline will be October 3 for any statistics from April through September (with the addition of any earlier months' data).

A revised set of Guidelines for BIBCO/CONSER Statistical Reports with reporting deadlines for the remaining half of Fiscal Year 2012 will be posted on the PCC website and you will be notified when this is done.



Carolyn R. Sturtevant
BIBCO Coordinator
COIN/Cooperative Programs Section
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4320
voice: 202.707.4551
fax: 202.252.2082
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