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Friday, May 17 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Collection Weeding: Breaking New Ground with Innovative Processes and Tools

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Collection evaluation, or weeding, is about as popular as, well, real weeding. Unfortunately there isn’t a Library Roundup®-type technology that will make the job easy. BYU science librarians completed a major print collection evaluation project and will discuss essential library-wide collaborations, deselection criteria, innovative project management tools, a novel patron feedback process, and finally, lessons learned. 

Speakers
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Greg Nelson

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
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David Pixton

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
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Meg Frost

Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
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Dan Broadbent

Brigham Young University
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Michael Goates

Life Sciences Librarian, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library



Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 A
  (5) Academic Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • Topic Tags Collection Development, Assessment and Evaluation, Innovation, Project Management
  • Objective 1 Participants will understand methods for developing selection criteria for a large scale collection evaluation project
  • Objective 2 Participants will discover how patron feedback can inform collection evaluation decisions
  • Objective 3 Participants will benefit from lessons learned from managing a large scale collection evaluation project