Our Story

Founded in Glasgow, Scotland, collectionHQ was introduced to the United Kingdom’s public library market in 2008 as a solution that would empower librarians to integrate the Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM) methodology into their workflow effectively. The only tool based on a proven methodology and that delivered data-driven action plans, collectionHQ expanded rapidly across the U.K. 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 and developed their collections. In 2011, collectionHQ was acquired by leading distributor of books and digital content, Baker & Taylor (a Follett company) which has helped the company to innovate new products. Today, collectionHQ continues to expand into new markets, proving itself 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 public library market.


collectionHQ welcomes its first customers from Germany and Finland.


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 at-a-glance and share results instantaneously.


Follett acquires Baker & Taylor to support community outcomes by connecting schools and libraries.


collectionHQ takes on new office premises to support company growth.

Our Purpose

At collectionHQ, we support the Follett purpose of "Improving the world by inspiring learning and shaping education" by providing libraries with practical insight to deliver valuable content and services that enrich and empower their communities.

Leadership Team

Aman is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition to responsiblity for collectionHQ, he oversees all software products and services across Baker & Taylor. Aman earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Delhi University and MBA from IIT Kharagpur. He loves to travel and can speak 3 languages fluently.

Amandeep Kochar

Executive Vice President and General Manager

Scott lives in Phoenix, Arizona. As Vice President of Digital & Software Products at Baker & Taylor, Scott has extensive experience of library solutions and a passion for helping library staff to improve performance.

Scott Crawford

Vice President Digital & Software Products

Alan is located in Glasgow, Scotland where he manages our head office location and development of collectionHQ and ESP. Alan has extensive experience managing complex technical products, with over 25 years in the in the banking and financial technology sector prior to joining Bridgeall Libraries.

Alan Gibson

Director, Operations and Project Management

Meet the rest of the team.


Bridgeall Libraries Ltd.
Hillington Innovation Centre
1 Ainslie Road
G52 4RU
United Kingdom
Baker & Taylor
2810 Coliseum Centre Drive
Suite 300
NC, 28217
United States
Follett School Solutions
3 Westbrook Corporate Center
Suite 200
IL, 60154
United States
James Bennett
Unit 3, 114 Old Pittwater Road
NSW, 2100