Weeding

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Weeding

  1. 1. Collection Evaluation and Weeding, OR
  2. 2. We are NOT the Museum of the Book! Double-click to enter text
  3. 3. A definition Removing items from the collection based on specific criteria. Our physical and virtual collections must be dynamic and current.
  4. 4. Double-click to enter Packed shelves and dead links are NOT what our users want to see.
  5. 5. Why Evaluate and Weed? Save time Save space Learn about your collection‘s strengths and weaknesses Ensure access to CURRENT, ACCURATE and RELEVANT information|
  6. 6. Having something is NOT always better than having nothing!
  7. 7. Collection Evaluation  Use Your Data!  Circulation Data  Age of Items  User Ratings (especially for collections curated with tools like Scoop.it)  Curriculum Alignment  Big changes from CCGPS adoption  Check student reference lists/bibliographies—did their sources come from your library?
  8. 8. MUSTY Misleading (No more Reagan as the current president!) Ugly (Visual inspection) Superseded (No more 1999 Guinness Book of World Records!) Trivial (Biography of Mark McGwire anybody?) Your collection
  9. 9. The Fears Too busy Books are sacred Might be needed by somebody, sometime Numbers—current rules do NOT require this! Admitting a selection mistake Destruction of public property
  10. 10. What about...  Classics  Ok to keep but check for newer, more appealing editions  School history--Keep  Local history--Keep  Textbooks--Discard
  11. 11. The really big issue
  12. 12. Options o Give to teachers for classroom use (really?) o Donate items to others o Book sale o Recycle Before you do anything check your school/district policy and check with your administration!

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