Select materials according to best collection practices:
- Primary selection criteria are relevance to teaching and research and past usage.
- Consult with faculty, graduate students and subject supervisors in related disciplines.
- Core print journals are protected from weeding and storage.
- The print version of a journal is protected if the electronic version is incomplete.
- The print version of a journals is protected if it contains content which are not
- reproducible online.
- When storage materials get more frequent usage than expected, they will be
- returned to MacOdrum Library.
Candidates for weeding and storage are:
- Print journals for which we have purchased perpetual online access and own the electronic version. (Primary candidates for weeding).
- Print journals for which we have access via online subscriptions. (Primary candidates for storage)
- Ceased journals
- Short runs of noncurrent journals
- Old print journals in poor condition which are duplicated by microform
- Serials and monographs currently in STO
- Large monograph collections acquired to support academic programs which are no longer offered by the University
- Older little used monographs, journals and selected government publications and maps.
Revised October 23, 2006