What is Collection Development?         Policy Examples  


Collection Development Selection Tools For:


Adults

Audios

Children

DVDs

Electronic/Online

New Formats/Media

Reference

Teens

 

  Defending Collection Development   ■   Weeding      
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The official removal of titles from a library’s collection based on the value of the materials to the overall collection."
Fales, Susan L., ed. Guide for Training Collection Development Librarians. Chicago: American Library Association, 1996. Print. [HDQ 025.21 G]  
 
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"Weeding (also known as deselection) is an essential element of collection development that ensures the library’s materials are useful and accessible. Every library’s collection is limited by the space available to house it, and collections should change over time to reflect changes in the community, society-at-large, and the library’s goals. Weeding is a periodic or continual evaluation of resources intended to remove items that are no longer useful from the collection."
http://www.lib.az.us/cdt/weeding.aspx
Arizona State Library
                      
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"Weeding is one of the most controversial aspects of collection development. A carefully prepared and fully documented policy on weeding (as part of your overall collection development policy) can lessen or alleviate some misunderstandings." http://www.lib.az.us/cdt/collman.aspx
Arizona State Library

  CREW: A Weeding Manual
for Modern Libraries
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Weeding the Collection:
Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE)
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