RE: Audio question

Lucy Lockley (
Fri, 18 Aug 2000 15:14:23 -0700 (PDT)


Yes, we do have an automated Circulation system but it has only been up and
running since Labor Day last year so stats only go back a year. Currently,
we weed based on damage and 'non-usage' but our individual branch
selectors, who are also the weeders, keep asking for a set number of
maximum circs as a specific weeding guideline. It comes down to a shelving
space issue with them just like any thing else; "When can we get rid of it
because it has too many circs?". That's why I'm asking the question.

Lucy Lockley

At 03:02 PM 8/18/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Do you have an automated circulation system? We weed everything based on
>You could circulation use for the past 5 years and weed based on that. We
>have to weed because of space.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Lucy Lockley []
>Sent: Friday, August 18, 2000 2:53 PM
>To: Multiple recipients of list
>Subject: Audio question
>I know this is videolib but I thought some of you folks might be able to
>assist me in finding the answer or at least a source for the following
>Is there a 'standard' for the maximum number of uses/checkouts for an
>audiocassette? Or in other words, how many Circs does an audiocassette
>have to reach before you should weed it? When has it gone beyond the
>tape's actual useful life? Etc.? (Remember, I am talking Audiocassettes
>not videos.)
>We are trying to set some weeding guideline for our Audiocassette
>collection and keep running up against this question. Has any one ever
>seen such a number 'printed' anywhere or, perhaps, used in any weeding
>If you know of a source where this question might be put forward more
>appropriately please let me know by responding directly to the e-mail
>address listed below.
>Any help with this will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
>Lucy M. Lockley, Collection Development Manager Phone: 636/441.2300,
>Ext. 1563
>St. Charles City-County Library District FAX: 636/441.3132
>425 Spencer Road
>P.O. Box 529 e-mail:
>St. Peters, MO 63376-0529
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