Re: Weeding titles

R. Hertzler (rhertz@u.washington.edu)
Mon, 21 Oct 2002 14:04:03 -0700 (PDT)

Same here. These get placed on reserve by our faculty in biology and
other disciplines almost every quarter, even though we have many more
recent titles that cover similar subject matter. Long live Attenborough!

Randy Hertzler
University of Washington Libraries, Seattle

On Fri, 18 Oct 2002, Gary Handman wrote:

> 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.
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> 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!
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> >Becky Tatar
> >Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
> >Aurora Public Library
> >1 E. Benton Street
> >Aurora, IL 60505
> >PHONE: 630-264-4100
> >FAX: 630-896-3209
> >www.aurora.lib.il.us
> >E-mail: bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
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> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
> ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
> http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
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