Collection Management

Our professional librarians create and update book lists to fit every librarian's unique needs.

We also provide on-demand custom lists to meet your exact needs, complete with review sources, reading levels, and annotations. Working with more than 18,000 publishers allows us to find the best, most appropriate titles for your unique collection.

Request A Custom List Search Mackin Title Lists

Collection Analysis Plus Solutions (CAPS)

Analyze your collection on, or call us and our experienced librarians can walk you through a custom collection analysis step by step.

Complete Online Collection Analysis Complete Online District Analysis

What information is included in my analysis?

We analyze your existing collection and then compare it to an exemplary collection that meets size, age and distribution standards for your student population. We provide a suggested weeding list of older items in your collection. Below is a sampling of the information provided:

Distribution of Your Dewey Sections
Material Distribution




Average Date of Publication

Tag Report

Many school districts are striving to make their library collections more diverse to reflect the school populations and bring awareness to diversity issues. Mackin’s team of professional librarians and teachers have curated a collection of descriptive, curricular tags to assist with this need. We’ve developed a system where users can view a report of their library collection based on our set of tagged titles. The tag report is available as a collection analysis tool to show how your collection is distributed across these curriculum elements.


TitleMatch helps you manage your collection in real time. As you add to your list, titles that are already in your collection are highlighted so that you won’t accidentally order duplicates. TitleMatch allows you to view matches in a collection for a single or multiple locations. Plus, it will tell you if your titles are on a list or previous Mackin orders.

TitleMatch Activation
Select the uploaded library collections (MARC Records) you want activated for TitleMatch. When a collection is activated, all your search results will include indicators for exact or possible matches. Note: You may need to click the columns link in the top right corner of your search results to show the TitleMatch column.
Colleague TitleMatch
Colleague TitleMatch helps schools with multiple librarians avoid ordering duplicates. When enabled, your colleagues can view matches to titles on your list while searching for titles or reviewing their lists. Enable a list for Colleague TitleMatch by entering your colleague’s email in the list information. You can also create a preferred list of colleagues on the TitleMatch page to easily assign them when creating or editing lists.
Using Default Lists For Multiple Collection Ordering
Assign a default order list to each collection to save time when ordering for multiple collections. If none of the existing lists from the drop-down box are appropriate, you may want to create a new list for this purpose. Your default designations will be displayed on the Full Record screen so you can immediately save that title to multiple lists.

 Exact ISBN
 Possible Match by Title/Author/Added Entry/Series Title
 Possible Match by Title/Author or just Title
 Exact ISBN on a submitted list
 Possible Match by Title/Author/Added Entry/Series Title on a submitted list
 Exact ISBN on current list
 Possible Match by Title/Author/Added Entry/Series Title on a current list
 Exact ISBN on colleague’s list
 Possible Match by Title/Author/Added Entry/Series Title on a colleague’s list

Please Note: Due to possible variations in MARC records, publisher data and other factors, your TitleMatch results may not be 100% accurate.