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The Resource The weeding handbook : a shelf-by-shelf guide, Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist collection management editor

The weeding handbook : a shelf-by-shelf guide, Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist collection management editor

Label
The weeding handbook : a shelf-by-shelf guide
Title
The weeding handbook
Title remainder
a shelf-by-shelf guide
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist collection management editor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A library is an ever-changing organism. When done the right way, weeding helps a library thrive by focusing its resources on those parts of the collection that are the most useful to its users. This handbook takes the guesswork out of this delicate but necessary process, giving public and school library staff the knowledge and the confidence to effectively weed any collection, of any size. Going through the proverbial stacks shelf by shelf, Vnuk explains why weeding is important for a healthy library, demonstrating that a vibrant collection leads to robust circulation, which in turn affects library budgets; walks readers through a library's shelves by Dewey area, with recommended weeding criteria and call-outs in each area for the different considerations of large collections and smaller collections; features a chapter addressing reference, media, magazines and newspapers, e-books, and other special materials; shows how a solid collection development plan uses weeding as an ongoing process, making it less stressful and more productive; offers guidance for determining how to delegate responsibility for weeding, plus pointers for getting experienced staff on board; gives advice for educating the community about the process, how to head off PR disasters, and what to do with weeded materials. Includes a dozen sample collection development plans, easily adaptable to suit a library's individual needs. Filled with field-tested, no nonsense strategies, this handbook will enable libraries to bloom by maintaining a collection that users actually use
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
025.2/16
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
Z703.6
LC item number
.V68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
handbooks
Label
The weeding handbook : a shelf-by-shelf guide, Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist collection management editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The basics -- Shelf by shelf : 000, 100, 200 -- Shelf-by-shelf : 300s -- Shelf by shelf : 400s and 500s -- Shelf by shelf : 600s -- Shelf by shelf : 700s -- Shelf by shelf : 800s and fiction -- Shelf by shelf : fc900s and biography -- Other areas of the collection -- Special considerations for youth collections -- Weeding gone wrong -- The importance of a collection development plan -- Appendix: Annotated sample collection development plans : Public: Morton Grove Public Library, IL ; Public: La Grange Public Library, IL ; Public: Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, MA ; Public: Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA ; Public: Glen Ellyn Public Library, IL ; Public: Seattle Public Library, WA ; Academic: Columbia University, NY ; Academic: Emmanuel d'Alzon Library, Assumption College, Worcester, MA ; School media center: Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, MD
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 196 pages
Isbn
9780838913277
Lccn
2015008707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
ocn908107263
Label
The weeding handbook : a shelf-by-shelf guide, Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist collection management editor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The basics -- Shelf by shelf : 000, 100, 200 -- Shelf-by-shelf : 300s -- Shelf by shelf : 400s and 500s -- Shelf by shelf : 600s -- Shelf by shelf : 700s -- Shelf by shelf : 800s and fiction -- Shelf by shelf : fc900s and biography -- Other areas of the collection -- Special considerations for youth collections -- Weeding gone wrong -- The importance of a collection development plan -- Appendix: Annotated sample collection development plans : Public: Morton Grove Public Library, IL ; Public: La Grange Public Library, IL ; Public: Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, MA ; Public: Memorial Hall Library, Andover, MA ; Public: Glen Ellyn Public Library, IL ; Public: Seattle Public Library, WA ; Academic: Columbia University, NY ; Academic: Emmanuel d'Alzon Library, Assumption College, Worcester, MA ; School media center: Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, MD
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 196 pages
Isbn
9780838913277
Lccn
2015008707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
ocn908107263

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