Answered By: Neal Smith
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016     Views: 2

The library uses the following criteria to systematically assess the collection:

  • Poor physical Condition
  • Subject no longer part of the curriculum
  • Obsolete information
  • Superseded edition
  • Inappropriate level
  • Duplicate copy, unless demand requires multiple copies
  • Circulation History
  • Age in some subjects is vital, where currency is a factor

Material that is deemed no longer appropriate for the library's collection will be removed and disposed of as follows:

  1. A sale of weeded materials deemed to have some value will be conducted so that ADU faculty, staff, and students may purchase them for a token fee.
  2. All remaining materials may be offered free to ADU patrons and other interested parties.
  3. All remaining materials shall be discarded in the trash (or recycled if possible).

For more information on the library's criteria for keeping or discarding materials, please see our Deselection Policy.

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