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A Survey of Weeding Practices in New Zealand Academic Libraries

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Weeding is the removal and disposal of materials from a library’s collection that meet criteria set out in the collection development policy. Weeding the print collection of an academic library should be viewed as a means of continuously improving the quality of the collection, reflecting changes in the university’s academic curriculum and meeting patrons’ research needs (Dubicki, 2008). Weeding is often neglected however because of time constraints, a desire to maintain the size of a collection, and the belief that a book may be needed some time in the future ...


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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Information Studies

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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Master of Information Studies

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Masters Research Paper or Project



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School of Information Management