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Thursday, November 5 • 2:25pm - 3:10pm
Evaluated, Removed, and Recycled – The Tale of Two Deaccession Projects Across the Disciplines.

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How have two midsized public university libraries approached large-scale weeding projects in their monograph and bound periodical collections? Space is at a premium in academic libraries as new roles combine and compete with traditional ones. How can the collection be refreshed to promote more use? Where will more collaboration and creative spaces be housed? How does a midsized library refine the collection to bring better campus alignment? How should the project begin? Who should be involved in planning? How can campus faculty be included in the deaccessioning process? How is the campus perception of the project handled? What to keep, what to send to off-site, and what to discard? What do you do with all of those discarded books and journals? How to work with campus sustainability goals? Do ebooks play a part in what you keep and discard? How are different discipline areas handled when the book is valued differently? Are there useful guidelines like CREW (Continuous Review Evaluation and Weeding) that are applicable?

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John P. Abbott

Coordinator, Collection Management, Appalachian State University
John Abbott is Coordinator of Collection Management @ Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  He previously served as North Carolina State University’s Associate Head of Collection Management with responsibilities for life sciences/agriculture, and as Texas A&M University’s... Read More →
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Lauren Goode

Science Librarian, College of William and Mary
I'm very interested in developing research data services at my library. I am a liaison librarian for physical and natural sciences and I'm always looking for new ways to engage my community.
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Martha Higgins

Research Librarian, College of William and Mary
Martha Higgins is a research librarian at the College of William and Mary. She earned her BA and MA in History at the University of Albany, and her MLS from the University of Maryland. She is the liaison to History, Anthropology, Africana Studies, and American Studies.

Mary Jordan

Collection Management Technician, Appalachian State University

Thursday November 5, 2015 2:25pm - 3:10pm EST
Cypress Ballroom North, Courtyard Marriott