University Libraries & Learning Sciences Faculty and Staff Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2018

Abstract

It can be difficult to find time and motivation to effectively address collection management for materials in specialized areas that fall outside the primary scope of one’s usual responsibilities. The pressure of crowded shelves in the authors’ largest library and the associated difficulties of helping users locate materials led a team of faculty librarians and staff to evaluate and consolidate an “orphaned collection” of books in health and medicine call numbers. The authors describe how a project team established a data-informed evaluation and weeding process that minimized affective decision-making and considered the nuances of collection management between disciplines.

Publisher

American Library Association

Publication Title

Library Resources & Technical Services

ISSN

0024-2527

Volume

62

Issue

3

First Page

114

Last Page

126

DOI

10.5860/lrts.62n3.114

Language (ISO)

English

Keywords

collection management, deselection, medicine, collaboration

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