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Saturday, June 9 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Managing a Mass Collections Review from Assessment to Deselection

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Starting in 2017, Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University initiated a long-overdue collection review of the monograph collection.  This is partly to ensure a healthy collection with room for growth, but also to prepare for a renovation of the building--ideally by the summer of 2019.  This presentation will explore the ongoing process of organizing and enacting this weeding project.  This includes using OCLC’s GreenGlass software to assist liaison librarians with selection, the criteria developed for deselection, and incorporating faculty participation in the project without undermining it.  There is also intensive training of student workers to pull the proper books, withdraw them from the catalog and WorldCat, and dispose of them.  The talk will highlight the ongoing challenges related to this project, which hopefully would encourage some discussion of the issues.


David Burke

Villanova University

Saturday June 9, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT