RE: Audiovisual Weeding Policy
Mon, 11 Feb 2002 23:01:12 -0800 (PST)


I am a new audiovisual librarian. (Two weeks on the job.) Although I have been a librarian for over eleven years, this is my first experience heading an AV department. I have many questions. This first of which is: What does CREW stand for? Who produces these guidelines? Are these guidelines geared to the public library AV collection?

Thank you in advance for the answers.

Tina Carwile, Audiovisual Librarian
Carson Regional Library
County of Los Angeles Public Library
151 E. Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-0901

On Mon, 11 February 2002, "Carol Dunn" wrote:

> Do you have a copy of the CREW guidelines?
> Here's the section on AV materials:
> AudioVisual Items:
> Worn Out, Out of date, Rarely used, System headquarters can supply, or
> Trivial
> and faddish. Since many media are costly, weeding of such materials, once
> acquired, must be done as carefully and cautiously as the initial selection
> and acquisition.
> Send me your snail mail address and I'll copy the entire
> CREW guidelines and send it to you.
> Regards,
> Carol Dunn
> Findlay-Hancock County Public Library
> 206 Broadway
> Findlay, Ohio 45840
> Telephone: 419.422.1712
> Fax: 419.422-0638
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Stuckwish, Chris
> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 5:02 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Audiovisual Weeding Policy
> I have been instructed to write a weeding policy for av materials.
> While the primary focus is on videos, we also have audiobooks, music
> cassettes and cd's as well as dvd's, and my policy must be format specific.
> I am required to provide other existing av weeding policies with my
> recommendations. Hopefully many of you out there have such a policy that
> you can share. We are a public library but all contributions will be
> greatly appreciated.
> I read with interest the comments a few weeks ago on video weeding, but
> didn't save them. Opinions, without a formal policy will also be welcome.
> Pre-thanks to all.
> Chris E. Stuckwish, AV Section Head
> Jefferson Parish Library
> 4747 W. Napoleon
> Metairie, LA 70001
> Fax (504)838-1117
> cstuckwish@

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