Weeding Ebooks at an Academic Library
Libraries can improve their ebook collections by weeding them to remove outdated and irrelevant content. This paper reports on an ebook weeding project conducted by the Franklin University Library in Columbus, Ohio. It discusses the library’s reasons for weeding its ebooks, how the library weeded its demand driven acquisitions (“DDA”) pool, and the challenges the library encountered weeding ebooks. The library ultimately conducted a more limited weeding of its ebook collection than initially planned. This paper explains the reasons for this limited weeding project, the decisions the library made throughout the project and the method used to conduct the ebook weeding project.
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Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division
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Jaffy, M. (2021). Weeding Ebooks at an Academic Library. Practical Academic Librarianship: The International Journal of the SLA Academic Division, 11 (1), 26-39. Retrieved from https://fuse.franklin.edu/facstaff-pub/92