Analyzing and evaluating the holdings
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It is a process of issuing analytically evaluative reports about to what extent a library's collection of a specific field is covered, updated, varied and multiplied in comparison to other libraries' holdings in the same field, upon a request from the benefited library.
This enables libraries benefit from this service to check their ability of covering a specific subject, which is very beneficial in preparing acquisition and collection development policy. Thus, a library can avoid weaknesses of its collections.