Our deselection project for 2016 begins Monday Oct. 31.
What do I mean by “deselection”? Bluntly, it’s when librarians remove materials from their collections. We deselect items on a continuous basis–it’s business as usual for most academic libraries.
We also implement larger deselection projects for a purpose, again as do most academic libraries. Our purpose this time is to create space for additional student seating, in response to plans for the upcoming renovation.
We’ve been planning for a smaller collection footprint and more student space since 2012. (Did you ever wonder why the Library’s main floor has that big open space in the middle? That’s a part of our 2012 project put on hold due to building code issues.)
To follow: How we manage the deselection process.