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The weeding handbook : a shelf-by-shelf guide
Vnuk, Rebecca, author.
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Publication Information:
Chicago : ALA Editions, An imprint of the American Library Association, 2015.
Physical Description:
xix, 196 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm
The very word can throw terror into a librarian's heart, but "weeding" is an essential part of a balanced collection maintenance program. Vnuk shows that, since a library is an ever-changing organism, weeding can help it to thrive. She stresses the importance of looking at each section as a separate entity with its own requirements, and that each library must generate standards to condition and shelf space based on their own needs.
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Includes index.
The basics -- Shelf by shelf, 000, 100, 200 -- Shelf-by-shelf, 300s -- Shelf by shelf, 400s and 500s -- Shelf by shelf, 600s -- Shelf by shelf, 700s -- Shelf by shelf, 800s and fiction -- Shelf by shelf, 900s and biography -- Other areas of the collection -- Special considerations for youth collections -- Weeding gone wrong -- The importance of a collection development plan -- Annotated sample collection development plans
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