Non Fiction Weeding - The Visual Guide

Published on Nov 19, 2015

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Weeding Non Fiction

The visual guide

Appearance

Are the pages brown & ugly?

Appearance

Are the images dated?

Appearance

Is the layout clean & interesting?

Appearance

What about colour?

Condition

Is it beyond repair or just plain ugly?

Condition

Does it have mould? Instant disposal!

Relevance

Is it passé?
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Is it too old to be useful?

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Does it support the curriculum?
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Does it cater to student interest?

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Is there bias or prejudice?
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Relevance

Is it outdated before printing?

Availablity

Can it be accessed in another, more attractive means?

Availability

Has it been superceded?
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Availability

Is it of local or historical significance?

Availability

Is there a newer edition or another format?

Usage

Last date of borrowing?

Usage

Is it worn out from overuse? Reorder?
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Disposal

Can they go the classroom for cut ups?
Photo by Marcus Q

Disposal

Can you give to a book fair?

Disposal

Do others really need your throw aways?
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Disposal

Is this the only option for most?

Top tips

School libraries are not archival centres
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Top tips

Shelves should only be 75-85% full
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Top tips

Weed regularly, put it in your schedule.
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Top tips

Emotions! Keep them out of the equation
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CC. Dianne McKenzie : Library Grits 2013.

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