Our Story

Founded in Glasgow, United Kingdom, collectionHQ was introduced to the public library market in 2008 as a solution that would empower librarians to integrate the Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM) methodology into their workflow. The only tool to deliver data-driven action plans, collectionHQ expanded rapidly across the UK and into the U.S.A., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Before long, collectionHQ was the most talked about new technology in the public library industry and was revolutionizing how librarians managed their collections. In 2011, collectionHQ was acquired by leading distributor of books and digital content, Baker & Taylor, which has supported growth and the innovation of cutting edge products. Today, collectionHQ continues to expand into new markets as a trusted partner of public libraries.



Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM) methodology is discovered by Scottish Librarian, George Kerr.


collectionHQ is founded and introduced to the UK and soon the U.S. public library markets.


collectionHQ is acquired by leading distributor of books and digital content, Baker & Taylor.


collectionHQ welcomes its first customers from Germany and Finland.


collectionHQ and Baker & Taylor launch Evidence-based Selection Planning (ESP) service.


collectionHQ adds a new Dashboard enabling users to monitor collection performance.


collectionHQ takes on new office premises to support company growth.


collectionHQ adds new functionality to support libraries impacted by COVID-19.


collectionHQ introduces new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Analysis tool.


collectionHQ launches cHQlite, a new collection management solution.

Our Purpose

Empowering libraries to create collections that inspire communities.

Leadership Team

Aman is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. As CEO and President for Baker & Taylor, he is responsible for leading global public and academic library sales, supply chain, technology, partnership strategy and publisher relations and the overall P&L. Aman also takes on global product engineering and International Operations for Baker & Taylor.

Amandeep Kochar

CEO and President

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Steven is Senior Director, Technology and Product Development leading operations, technology, product development and project management. Steven brings extensive experience in the Information Technology industry, with a focus on software product development and project management, and motivation for continually delivering the highest level of quality in all software products and services that are delivered to all customers.

Steven Legowski

Senior Director, Technology and Product Development

Based in Glasgow, Scotland Jamie is the Director, Customer Experience for APAC, Europe & North America. Jamie brings extensive experience working within the information technology industry, with a focus on customer relations and sales. Leading a global Customer Success team Jamie is motivated by delivering the highest standard of customer focussed services.

Jamie Wright

Director, Customer Experience

Fred is based in Orlando, Florida. His experience consists of over 35 years of helping public and academic libraries improve their performance using software related services. He has served in a variety of leadership roles and presently leads the sales activities of collectionHQ.

Fred Harvey

Vice President, Digital & Software Sales

Meet the rest of the team.


Bridgeall Libraries Ltd.
220 St Vincent Street,
G2 5SG
United Kingdom
Baker & Taylor
2810 Coliseum Centre Drive
Suite 300
NC, 28217
United States
James Bennett
Unit 3, 114 Old Pittwater Road
NSW, 2100