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ERIC Number: EJ858292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1536-7967
Using the CREW Method to Enhance Public and School Library Collections
Boon, Belinda
Journal of Access Services, v6 n3 p324-336 2009
Now, more than ever, public and school libraries struggle to main- tain their relevance in the age of instant access, electronic databases, and Google. While print collections continue to grow, many collections are drowning in obsolete, unused, and unwanted materials. And while most libraries keep up with deselection in an intelligent manner, many still are stymied by obstacles ranging from dwindling materials budgets to long-term administrators and governing officials reluctant to let go of materials. This article encourages use of the CREW method, a systematic, 10-step weeding process outlined in a manual of the same title published by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission in the mid-1990s. An exploration of the weeding process, detailed explanation of the CREW method, considerations for library staff undertaking a large-scale weeding project, and methods for disposing of weeded materials also are included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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