weeding vs. shelf space

Barb Bergman (barbara.bergman@angelo.edu)
Wed, 11 Apr 2001 08:30:10 -0700 (PDT)

I see that you're a public library. Have you tried increasing the checkout
period? The longer they're out, the less shelf space is needed to hold the
ones that are in...
I recall that the Iowa City PL only had shelves for 2/3 of its collection
because 1/3 was usually checked out. Reshelving carts would be placed near
the shelves rather trying to shelf immediately --by the end of the day,
many of those titles had been checked out again.


At 08:07 AM 4/11/2001 -0700, you wrote:
>I would also make sure you had more than enough space to hold the collection,
>with space for emerging formats/technology.
>I'm in the position of weeding perfectly good videos that are still
>circulating or weeding videos on subjects that have more limited interest
>(i.e. less common diseases, grief/grieving, certain historical or
>geographical areas) because we've totally run out of room for videos. It's
>either pitch good videos or not buy new ones.
>I'm out of room for DVDs already too, which means weeding more videos to make
>more space for DVDs.
>Karen Fischer
>AV Librarian
>Mansfield/Richland County Public Library
>Mansfield, OH

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