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Library Weeding Project  

Information on the status of the library's weeding project.
Last Updated: Apr 8, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Library Weeding Project

The library is undertaking a weeding project. Weeding (or de-selecting) materials is a standard practice in libraries. It is an essential part of a library’s collection management process. The goal of this process is to maximize the usefulness of the library’s collections to the university community by maintaining the collection in as relevant and useable condition as possible.

Like the building of the collection, its weeding should be a collaborative effort involving the librarians and faculty. The library’s last significant weeding project took place prior to the opening in 1997 of the W.L. Lyons Brown Library building.

Actively weeding the collection aims to eliminate dated material that is no longer appropriate for the discipline under review or that no longer supports the current curriculum. An added benefit is that it keeps the stacks from becoming overcrowded and makes the remaining materials more visible and accessible.

Listed below are files of materials under review.


Weeding Review Files

The library will start weeding materials 30 days after the list has been announced. If you have any questions or concerns about the materials on the lists below please contact John Boyd (  or x8314).


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