Weed ‘em or Keep ‘em? Digging Deeper Into Weeding Projects

Date(s) - 04/24/2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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In this 2 hour class, we will dig deeper into the process of weeding. This session will focus on electronic resources, reference materials, and subject specific collections. Students will review how to use circulation stats, Collection Analysis tools and usage patterns to assist with weeding decisions. We’ll discuss how to review and evaluate complicated issues with digital copies, how to determine retention strategies for selecting the best available copy of a text for your library and to what degree libraries need to retain items even if they are getting little/no use.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss how libraries weed Reference, Special Collections and Electronic Resources
  • Make effective weeding decisions for print and electronic materials
  • Understand what categories of materials should be retained in special collections
  • Apply decision making criteria for many material types, including reference, special collections, and electronic materials
  • List tools to assist with weeding decisions
  • Take a look at tools to assist in the weeding decision

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