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Weeding…. Could it improve the 2year collections?. Community College Collections. Focus on current curriculum needs Support programs unique to their location Support the teaching mission Undergo regular weeding Limited space and no storage Not enough money for reference titles.

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Weeding

Weeding…

Could it improve the 2year collections?


Community college collections
Community College Collections

  • Focus on current curriculum needs

  • Support programs unique to their location

  • Support the teaching mission

  • Undergo regular weeding

  • Limited space and no storage

  • Not enough money for reference titles


Belmont technical college
Belmont Technical College

  • We are tiny!

  • Yet our needs are expanding

    • Community college mission

    • New degrees

    • Unique programs

      • Building Preservation & Restoration (BPR)

      • Full online library paraprofessional degree

    • New challenges

      • Faculty support

      • Reduce cost of textbooks

      • Semester conversion


Is access to ohiolink the solution
Is access to OhioLINK the solution?

  • Pcirc and ebooks obviously help.

  • But is there a need to have a well-rounded collection on-site?

  • And what about really unique local needs?


Is ordering new titles the answer
Is ordering new titles the answer?

  • BPR must have patterns, samples, illustrations available.

    • Challenge: Out of print. Pricey.

    • Modest needs: Condition irrelevant. Binding not necessary.

  • Library degree program needs samples of all types of materials.

    • Challenge: Cost.

    • Modest needs: Date often irrelevant.

  • Community College Mission needs humanities.

    • Challenge: Cost, OhioLINK Redundancy.

    • Modest needs: Just the basics.


Can the ohiolink discard list help
Can the OhioLINK Discard list help?

  • Worn, broken bindings: Illustrations for lab use

  • Superceded Reference editions: Samples for library students

  • Unwanted Donations: Your 10th copy of The Great Gatsby could be our first


A recent puzzler
A Recent Puzzler

Request for: A history of architecture on the comparative method for students, craftsmen & amateurs / by Sir Banister Fletcher

  • OhioLINK access

  • Current price of 20th edition: $195.00 (YBP)

  • Current price of 17th edition: $50.00 (Amazon)



Questions for btc
Questions for BTC

  • Should BTC buy the 52nd copy of the 17th edition? ($50)

  • Or the 12th copy of the 20th edition? ($195)

  • Or the 1st copy of the 11th edition?


Questions for ohiolink libraries
Questions for OhioLINK libraries

  • How complete should the statewide holdings be?

  • How many copies should be placed in depositories?

  • How many copies are needed locally?


Can the ohiolink discard list be improved
Can the OhioLINK discard list be improved?

  • Increase participation

  • Last copy (Are we keeping it?)

  • Planned giving


Are there other tools practices that could be developed
Are there other tools & practices that could be developed?

  • Collection Shifting?

  • Collaborative Weeding Projects?

  • Coordinated De-selection Policies?

  • And whatever else can be imagined!