"Would You Move, Please?" Weeding Science Reference Collection

Tchangalova, Nedelina and Zdravkovska, Nevenka "Would You Move, Please?" Weeding Science Reference Collection., 2007 . In 27th Annual Charleston Conference, Chareston, SC (US), 7-10 November 2007. (Unpublished) [Presentation]


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In the last five years the Engineering & Physical Sciences Library underwent a major staff shortage that resulted in the slowing-down of some services and the abandonment of other vital activities like regular weeding of the reference collection. Many print indexes and abstracts (e.g., Science Citation Index and Chemical Abstracts) were canceled in favor of electronic access but the old print volumes remained in reference. The reference collection occupies a prime location in the library. This space could be repurposed. The challenge we face is where to house this large volume count. This paper will provide information on best practices in weeding print reference collections. The tips were gathered from a review of literature on collection management at other academic, public and special libraries.

Item type: Presentation
Keywords: weeding, reference collections, engineering library, science library, indexes and abstracts
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DI. Science libraries.
Depositing user: Nedelina Tchangalova
Date deposited: 27 Jan 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:10
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/11039


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