Weeding or deselection, the process whereby items are removed from the library collection, is an important part of collection management and is done in order to facilitate collection use and to use shelf space efficiently.
Items which will be considered for deselection are the following:
Criteria to be considered when evaluating items for removal are:
Weeding will be done on an ongoing basis. All items selected for weeding will be posted on the website for one month. Faculty will be notified by email and have an opportunity to present reasons why an item should not be weeded. To submit retention or deselected item requests or to report statistical errors, please click here.