Archiving/weeding Project

Jan Abeita (
Thu, 17 Jan 2002 15:23:54 -0800 (PST)

Hello Videolibers,
I need your suggestions.

We are in the process of archiving our 16mm, and weeding our VHS educational
titles (not feature films or documentaries). Our breakdown is either:
1) zero use since 1992
2) scant use before 1995, and zero use since.

Question: regarding VHS educational titles, how old is too old to be useful,
e.g., is there any point in keeping a title like, Visual histology: Bone, by
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center c1989, if has seen zero use
since 1992? What other criteria should we be considering before we discard
or mothball video items?

Thanks folks! Jan
Jan Abeita, Electronic Resources & Media Specialist
Eastern Oregon University
One University Blvd.
La Grande, Oregon 97850

~Pierce Library~

541-962-3780;; fax: 541-962-3335