Found this to be exceptionally insightful. Buffy Hamilton gives her insights on collection development and weeding. Great read if you have time!
The Impetus to Weed our Print Collection
Since early September 2013, my colleague Jennifer Lund and I have been working on a large-scale and aggressive weeding project for our entire collection. This initiative was driven by two factors:
1. We recognized our collection was dated in many areas, and we also knew other areas were in demand and might need to updated, replaced, and/or expanded. We also have been working with faculty and students to foster a greater inclusion of reading choice for students and to support a pilot of dedicated independent reading time in classes, so having a vibrant collection with titles of interest to teens is even more important.
2. Our plan to reframe the library as a learning studio through multiple mediums would require us to rethink what it means to develop a print and digital collection in a more strategic way. Additionally, we knew we…
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