The short answer is because we’re about to move the whole collection to the lower level of the building this summer, and it a needs to fit, and b we dont want to move and re-shelve things that shouldnt be kept. Its exactly like how you go through your stuff for a Goodwill donation before you box up for a move. Collection management is an important part of regular library maintenance. Worn out, unused, tattered, and superseded books need to be removed on an ongoing basis to have a usable library collection. Old, falling-apart stuff that isnt being used actually makes it harder to find the up-to-date, helpful information. For a variety of reasons, collection evaluation was not a focus here for a long time, and we are dealing with a backlog of weeding that should have been done little by little over the last few decades. Thats why the scale of our current project is so huge! —Reeves Memorial Library
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