Weeding Library Collections - Problem or Solution?. This is a half day event
organised by the University, College and Research Group (UCRG) Northern
Section of CILIP.
Date and venue: Thursday 4th December 2008, 1.30-4.30pm at the Robinson
Library, Newcastle University.
Is your library suffering from overcrowded shelves? How do you balance
meeting the needs of your users whilst still having to weed your collections?
Is the UKRR (UK Research Reserve) project of interest to you?
This event will study the options currently available to libraries for weeding
material and may interest libraries wanting to initiate a disposal policy. Jean
Crawford (Project Manager of Phase 1 UKRR Project) will discuss the UKRR
Project (http://www.cocoman.ac.uk/AltProjectdetails.aspx?id=28) as a future
collaborative option for deselected journal material. Sally Curry from the
Research Information Network will give the research library perspective whilst
Hannah Smith from Better World Books will demonstrate how they can provide
a greener option to libraries disposing of withdrawn monograph material. Time
will also be allocated for dicussion of the topics raised.
Venue: Room 152, The Robinson Library, Newcastle University, Newcastle-
upon-Tyne (5 minutes walk from Haymarket Metro, 15 minutes walk from
Newcastle Central Railway Station).
Access: There is good disabled access to the library and the meeting room.
Cost: £25.00 for CILIP members, £30.00 for non-CILIP members (includes
tea/coffee and VAT)
Bookings: To book a place please contact Suzie Kitchin and indicate if you are
a CILIP member or non-member, email [log in to unmask] or
telephone 0191 3342975. Bookings must be made by 28th November. Please
let Suzie know if you have any disability related access requirements.
Clare Barber (UCRG Northern Hon Treasurer)
Library & Information Services
University of Teesside
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