1 / 44

Weeding with the CREW Method

Weeding with the CREW Method. Belinda Boon bboon@tsl.state.tx.us Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Weeding ( culling, deselection ). The process of removing books and other materials that are: In dilapidated physical condition Contain outdated or inaccurate information

Télécharger la présentation

Weeding with the CREW Method

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author. Content is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only. Download presentation by click this link. While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server. During download, if you can't get a presentation, the file might be deleted by the publisher.


Presentation Transcript

  1. Weeding with the CREW Method Belinda Boon bboon@tsl.state.tx.us Texas State Library and Archives Commission

  2. Weeding (culling, deselection) The process of removing books and other materials that are: • In dilapidated physical condition • Contain outdated or inaccurate information • Do not fit into the scope of the library’s collection

  3. The CREW Method • Continuous • Review • Evaluation • Weeding

  4. Reasons for Weeding • To save SPACE • To save TIME • To make the collection MORE APPEALING

  5. Reasons for Weeding • To enhance the library’s reputation for realiability and up-to-datedness

  6. Reasons for Weeding • To provide a continuous check on the NEED FOR REPAIRS • To provide feedback on the collection’s STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES

  7. Obstacles to Weeding • Procrastination • Staff resistance • Negative reactions of users and administration • Reluctance to admit selection mistakes

  8. Obstacles to Weeding • Time consuming • Cost • “Sacred” quality of books • FEAR • “Anything is better than nothing”

  9. Before Weeding • Evaluate the collection • Become familiar with the library’s materials selection policy • Become familiar with goals for the collection

  10. Other Considerations • Library’s role in the community • Needs and demands of users

  11. Other Considerations • How a particular item relates to others on the same subject • Available Funds

  12. Other Considerations • Cooperative agreements with other libraries • Library considered an archive or local history center? • Relying on ILL for discards

  13. What to Weed • Books and materials of poor content • Books and materials of poor appearance • Unused materials

  14. What to Weed • Topics no longer within the priorities of the collection

  15. What to Weed • The MUSTIE Guidelines M=Misleading U = Ugly S = Superseded T = Trivial I = Irrelevant E = May be obtained Elsewhere

  16. Weeding Criteria (all materials) • Date/Author • Publisher • Physical Condition • Additional copies

  17. Weeding Criteria (all materials) • Shelf-time • Replacement expense • Relevance to the community • Other resources available

  18. Weeding Criteria (Juvenile & YA) • Format • Reading level • Current interest in subject matter • Jacket art/ illustrations

  19. Weeding Criteria (Periodicals) • Current Use • Available indexing • Available space • Alternate formats (e.g., online databases)

  20. Do Not Weed • Local history • Works by local authors • Works with local settings

  21. Do Not Weed • Volumes of sets and series with special merit • Older reference works augmented by (not superceded by) later editions

  22. Weeding Responsibility • The library media specialist makes the final judgment on what will be weeded.

  23. Steps for Weeding (Before) • Make weeding a part of policy • Read shelves • Check the library’s holdings (inventory)

  24. Steps for Weeding (During) • Gather usage statistics • Gather weeding tools • Examine the collection item by item • Check standard indexes

  25. Steps for Weeding (After) • Treat books according to their slips • Order replacements • Promote with displays • Incorporate weeding into routine

  26. Weeding Children’s Materials Types of Materials • Juvenile Fiction • Young Adult Fiction • Picture Books (easy readers) • Nonfiction

  27. Weeding Children’s Materials Other Considerations • Simplified Classics (abridgements) • Series Books • Older Titles • Travel and Geography • Science, Medicine and Inventions • Text Books

  28. Weeding Children’s Materials • Limited budgets make it impossible to develop extensive children’s collections • Concentrate on “best books” lists featured in library literature

  29. Weeding Reference Materials Considerations • Older editions may be weeded when superceded • Materials should be periodically evaluated • Different replacement schedules

  30. Weeding Reference Materials Types of Materials • Almanacs • Dictionaries • Directories • Atlases • Handbooks • Indexes

  31. Weeding Nonbook Materials Types of Materials • Art Prints • Filmstrips • Videocassettes • Audiocassettes • Book/Tape Sets • CD-ROMs • Computer Disks

  32. What to do with Weeded Materials • Rebind • Mend • Replace • Promote

  33. What to do with Weeded Materials Disposal Methods • Sell • Donate • Trade • Recycle • Destroy

  34. Other Weeding Issues • Time Frames/Frequency • Sharing the Process • SUNLINK Weed-of-the-Month Club (www.sunlink.ucf.edu/weed)

  35. Other Weeding Issues • Training and Education Arizona State Library -CD Module (www.lib.az.us/cdt/weeding.htm) Idaho’s Alternative Basic Education (ABLE) Program (www.lili.org/isl/cepage/ABLE.htm)

  36. Start weeding today! It’s NEVER too late!

More Related