In this book, first published in 1986, experts from the various specialties describe the weeding process in corporate, academic, and university libraries. Factors affecting the weeding of materials - lack of space, a desire to place materials in a more suitable library, changing goals of the library - are explored. Discussions concerning the choices for the disposal of items are insightful and innovative.
Table of Contents
1. Weeding in a Corporate Library as Part of a Collection Maintenance Program Richard P. Hulser 2. Weeding Collections in an Academic Library System: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Jay K. Lucker, Kate S. Herzog and Sydney J. Owens 3. Journal Deselection: A Literature Review and an Application Judith A. Segal 4. Journal Weeding in Relation to Declining Faculty Member Publishing Tony Stankus 5. Original Language, Non-English Journals: Weeding Them and Holding Them Virgil P. Diodato 6. Records Management in an Architectural Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Catherine R. Burke Special Paper 7. Science Periodicals in a System-Wide OCLC Conversion Project: Purdue University Martha J. Bailey 8. Sci-Tech Collections Tony Stankus, Editor 9. Malnutrition and Disease in the Third World: Sources and Reliability of the Statistics Frank R. Kellerman 10. New Reference Works in Science and Technology Robert G. Krupp, Editor 11. Sci-Tech Online Ellen Nagle, Editor 12. Sci-Tech in Review Suzanne Fedunok, Editor