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Deselection: Home

This guide will provide information about deselection procedures and list potential BU library materials that are compiled for deselection.

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Deselection: Home

Hello everyone,
Please find at the link at the bottom of this page the database, standing order, and print journal subscriptions that library is proposing to cancel.
While subscription cancellation differs from deselection of physical items, in keeping with the spirit of the Senate Library Policy on Weeding we are advising the campus community of this change.


The impetus for these cancellations is to adequately balance acquisitions budget to ensure that we can continue to develop the collection in the manner that best suits BU’s teaching and research priorities. This list consists of titles that:
  1. Show low, or no, use, according to available usage data; or
  2. Are print material available in stable electronic (full text) format; or
  3. Are not actively used in the departments/disciplines the resources are focused on, as indicated by Teaching Faculty members consulted by Liaison Librarians during the assessment process.
If you feel that institutional teaching and research priorities require continuing a particular subscription, please provide me with your feedback directly by July 30, 2021.
I am happy to answer any questions you have on this process,
Melanie Sucha, MLIS |Chief Information Officer
Library, Archives, and IT Services | Brandon University

270 18th Street | Brandon, MB  R7A 6A9
E:mail: | Tel: 204-727-9688