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The Resource The Weeding Handbook

The Weeding Handbook

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The Weeding Handbook
Title
The Weeding Handbook
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Summary
"No! We can't get rid of that!" Vnuk, author of the popular "Weeding Tips" column on Booklist Online, is here to show you that yes, you can. A library is an ever-changing organism; when done the right way, weeding helps a library thrive by focusing its resources on those parts of the collection that are the most useful to its users. Her handbook takes the guesswork out of this delicate but necessary process, giving public and school library staff the knowledge and the confidence to effectively weed any collection, of any size. Going through the proverbial stacks shelf by shelf, Vnuk explains why weeding is important for a healthy library, demonstrating that a vibrant collection leads to robust circulation, which in turn affects library budgets Walks readers through a library's shelves by Dewey area, with recommended weeding criteria and call-outs in each area for the different considerations of large collections and smaller collections.Features a chapter addressing reference, media, magazines and newspapers, e-books, and other special materialsShows how a solid collection development plan uses weeding as an ongoing process, making it less stressful and more productiveOffers guidance for determining how to delegate responsibility for weeding, plus pointers for getting experienced staff on boardGives advice for educating the community about the process, how to head off PR disasters, and what to do with weeded materialsIncludes a dozen sample collection development plans, easily adaptable to suit a library's individual needsFilled with field-tested, no nonsense strategies, this handbook will enable libraries to bloom by maintaining a collection that users actually use
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Vnuk, Rebecca
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Language Arts
  • Nonfiction
Label
The Weeding Handbook
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:560fff8c-ee28-4c20-b785-15891c62d828
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780838913628
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Weeding Handbook
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:560fff8c-ee28-4c20-b785-15891c62d828
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780838913628
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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