Blog Detail

WesWeeding

Organization:

Wesleyan University

Tagline:

Wesleyan University Library's weeding project site. Updates and more on the project.

Blog Type:

Institution/Academic

Blog Audience:

Local patrons

Primary Focus:

Local Library News, Interests & Events

Background:

In every library, there are books of timeless utility, interest, and cultural importance. There are also books on current topics and areas of scholarship that may or may not continue to be relevant over time. To make space for new books, it is necessary for the library to periodically withdraw older books that no longer serve the needs of library users. Over the next three years, Wesleyan University Library is doing a major weeding project which will reduce the size of our collection by approximately 60,000 volumes, out of a collection of 1 million print volumes.