Weeding Library Collections: Library Weeding Methods

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Libraries Unlimited, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages

Slote shows you how to identify the core collections versus the weedable items. After reviewing current weeding practices and standards, he discusses a variety of traditional and computer-assisted methods for weeding.

Based on the author's ongoing research, field observations, and interviews with library professionals, this edition thoroughly updates the previous one and simplifies the process of weeding. Slote shows librarians how to identify the core collections versus the weedable items. After reviewing current weeding practices and standards, he discusses a variety of traditional and computer-assisted methods for weeding. His approach is based on the new understanding of the relationship between in-library use and circulation use. A section dealing with reference (noncirculating) collections has been added, and the chapter on computer-assisted weeding has been completely rewritten to help librarians streamline the weeding process. All forms have been redesigned.

 

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Contents

Background to Weeding
3
Current Weeding Practices
9
Present Weeding Criteria Based on Judgment
19
Recommended Weeding Objectives
29
Weeding Methods Used in Libraries
37
Analysis and Review of the Literature of Weeding
48
The New Concept in Weeding
83
The Book Card Method
93
not used after Dec 31 1991
171
Computer Assisted WeedingA Few Examples
175
GEAC
180
Some Observations in the Field
186
At circulation
192
Step 6
198
Another Variation of the Manual Method
202
Some Practical Considerations
210

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114
Step 7
124
Step 7
145
Step 10
158
Computer Assisted Weeding
167
1 ShelfTime Period CutOff Points at the 96 Percent
216
The Weeding Process for Noncirculating Collections
217
Glossary
227
Index
233
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