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Weeding and Reordering Guidelines

Category
Weeding Picture Books

Criteria
Condition of Pages Marked, written
on, loose, ripped, disintegrating,
yellowed, water damaged.
Condition of Cover Binding torn,
binding separated from spine.
Circulation Three years old (or more)
and has not checked out within the last
year.
Condition (see above)

Weeding Chapter Books

Circulation Three years old (or more)


and has not checked out within the last
year. Average number of circulations
per year is less than three.
Special Instructions Do not discard
isolated books in a series, even if they
dont meet circulation criteria.
Condition (see above)

Weeding Nonfiction

Circulation Three years old (or more)


and has not checked out within the last
year. Average number of circulations
per year is less than three.
Publication Date No older than 10
years if the information is subject to
change. Examples: dinosaurs,
countries, planets, environmental
issues.
Condition (see above)

Weeding Biographies

Living Subjects Consider the number


of circulations.
Deceased Subjects Be conservative.
Paperback Biographies These are an
important part of the collection.
Number of Titles Keep two lower level
and two more advanced level books on
prominent persons.
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Weeding and Reordering Guidelines


When To Reorder

Condition of Pages Marked, written


on, loose, ripped, disintegrating,
yellowed, water damaged.
Condition of Cover Binding torn,
binding separated from spine.
Circulation Must have an average
number of at least 6 checkouts. Must
have circulated within the last year.
Contents Must be good literature.
Has not been replaced with a better
book. Consider author and series.
Classics Do not throw out until you
determine item is not out of print.
Communication Notify others about
items that are out of print
Condition Tape damaged in any way.
(If only cartridge is damaged, check out
to Repair-AV and put in tub if less than
150 circulations.)

Weeding Videos

Circulation Checked out less than an


average of five times a year and/or not
circulated for one year (or more).
Condition (Cracks) If small cracks
around the center that do not pass the
little groove, check out to Repair-AV. If
cracks extend into DVD, discard.

Weeding DVDs

Condition (Scratches) If not deep,


check out to Repair-AV. Discard those
with deep scratches.
Circulation Checked out less than an
average of five times a year and/or not
circulated for one year (or more).
Condition of Book (see book criteria)

Weeding Audios with Books

Condition of Tape/CD Broken and/or


inoperable.
Condition of Tape/CD Damaged,
broken, and/or inoperable.

Weeding Audios without Books

Weeding and Reordering Guidelines


Circulation Checked out less than an
average of five times a year and/or not
circulated for one year (or more).
Important Note Many audios are
produced by publishers on the
replacement list. The entire (or
partial) CD/cassette set is
replaceable at no charge. Check out
to Repair-AV and put in tub with
replacement form filled out.