Re: Weeding titles

Gary Handman (
Fri, 18 Oct 2002 08:01:42 -0700 (PDT)

I think most of the Attenborough stuff and most of the Annenberg stuff
continues to have "legs", Becky. They're used consistently here in lower
division courses.

At 07:42 AM 10/18/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>I am in the process of weeding our collection and I was wondering about
>keeping titles such as "The Living Planet" by David Attenborough, 1984; and
>"Life on Earth", by Attenborough, 1978; and "The World of Chemistry" 1989 by
>the Annenberg Corp. I know the Attenborough titles are classics, but how
>good is the science in them? Are they considered basic enough that the
>advances in biology and life sciences isn't important for updates? And as
>for the chemistry, I wouldn't have a clue. I got a D in that class in high
>school! Any help is appreciated (as is the shelf space that could be
>cleared!) Thanks!
>Becky Tatar
>Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
>Aurora Public Library
>1 E. Benton Street
>Aurora, IL 60505
>PHONE: 630-264-4100
>FAX: 630-896-3209

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley