About CCM Tools

Copac Collection Management Tools enable collection managers to analyse their library collections and compare them with those of other institutions. By providing a suite of search and visualisation options, users can make use of the rich holdings data in Copac: to support difficult decision making about what materials to keep, remove, conserve or indeed purchase.

By using CCM Tools, libraries can increase efficiency and develop effective workflows, replacing time consuming and expensive manual processes and facilitating effective decision making, supported by evidence. The Tools have proved crucial to users in highlighting collection strengths, demonstrating differentiation, identifying material for purchase, developing effective policy making around rare books and special collections and enabling the safe discard of surplus stock.

See our How to..? guides and User Stories for information about how collection managers have used the Tools.


Image produced by the University of York using CCM data.

The CCM Tools began life as a project in January 2011. More information about the project, including reports, presentations and original case studies is available from the project archive.

System Maintenance

Routine System maintenance is scheduled to take place three times a year:

  • Betweeen 08.00 and 09.00 on the first Tuesday of April, August and December.

During this time the service is likely to be unavailable for a minute or two. It may also affect your ability to log in via Shibboleth for a few minutes.

We expect all work to be complete before 09.00.

Jisc Collection Management Community Advisory Board

The Board advises Jisc on the development of collection management services for the library community. It also supports and facilitates the development of a community of collection management professionals in the UK in order to share good practice, develop a skills base and capture requirements for future services.

Meetings are held 3 times a year and summaries of these are posted on the News pages of this website.

Terms of Reference for the Board are available here.

Members of the Board are as follows:

Sandra Bracegirdle, University of Manchester
Shirley Cousins, Jisc
Joanne Durham, University of Leicester
Ruth Elder, University of York
Neil Grindley, Jisc
Dawn Holland, University of Hull
Mark Hughes, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Stuart Hunt, University of Bristol
Thalia Knight, Royal College of Surgeons of England
Diana Massam, Jisc
Jane Saunders, University of Leeds
Gary Ward, University of Sheffield
Christine Wise (Chair), SOAS

We are very grateful for the time and commitment provided by Board members.