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De-selection: what are we throwing out?

  • Ilga Leja (a1)


The practice of weeding, known more latterly as de-selection, stock disposal or even de-acquisitioning, is the ‘poor cousin’ of library practices. Librarians undertake weeding, often for reasons they would like to reverse, such as scarcity of space and resources. Whatever the reasons, librarians everywhere are doing it. They just do not like to talk about it.


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