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Weeding library collections : library weeding methods

Author: Stanley J Slote
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Without recommending any chemical bibliocides, helps librarians improve their collection by systematically weeding out volumes. Summarizes opinion, experience, and research on the matter, and also serves as a guide for librarians and a textbook for a librarianship course.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slote, Stanley J.
Weeding library collections.
Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1997
(OCoLC)44961251
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley J Slote
ISBN: 1563085119 9781563085116 9781563085659 1563085658
OCLC Number: 36252524
Description: xxi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Background to Weeding --
2. Current Weeding Practices --
3. Library Standards Relating to Weeding --
4. Present Weeding Criteria Based on Judgment --
5. Recommended Weeding Objectives --
6. Weeding Methods Used in Libraries --
7. Core Collections for Specific Types of Libraries --
8. Analysis and Review of the Literature of Weeding --
9. The New Concept in Weeding --
10. Method 1: The Book Card Method --
11. Method 2: The Spine-Marking Method --
12. Method 3: The Historical Reconstruction Method --
13. Method 4: Computer Assisted Weeding --
14. Some Practical Considerations --
15. Weeding Reference Collections.
Responsibility: Stanley J. Slote.

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Without recommending any chemical bibliocides, helps librarians improve their collection by systematically weeding out volumes. Summarizes opinion, experience, and research on the matter, and also serves as a guide for librarians and a textbook for a librarianship course.

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