Category Archives: Project update

Project wrap-up – July 31, 2014

June 30 marked the official end of the Wesleyan University Library weeding project. After 3 ½ years of planning, discussion, selection, deselection and shifting, the library has met its target of creating 60,000-volumes worth of shelf space for growth and … Continue reading

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Project update, December 20, 2013

It is hard to believe that we are approaching the end of this project!  We anticipate reaching our target of 60,000-volumes worth of space created in Olin Library by the end of January, 2013.  Here’s what we’ve been doing this … Continue reading

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Project update, September 6, 2013

We made a lot of progress on the weeding project this summer: Round 3 withdrawals:  We finalized the list of Round 3 withdrawal candidates (with call numbers beginning with H – N or Q – Z) that were not marked … Continue reading

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If you missed the latest A(T)R …

… you didn’t!  Here is the14-minute presentation: (Click on ‘Start Prezi,’ then the ‘play’ icon in the bottom, left-hand corner to play the presentation from beginning to end.)

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A Platonic dilemma …

This past winter the library hired Melissa Behney, a reference librarian with extensive experience in academic libraries, to assist with the weeding project.   Melissa has helped us in a variety of ways, but she has truly done yeoman’s service in … Continue reading

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Round 1 ends; Round 2 begins …

The Round 1 withdrawal candidate lists (for books with call numbers beginning with A – G) were closed for faculty review on May 31.  Librarians are just completing their final review of the lists this week.  We will then delete … Continue reading

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Weeding: It’s not just for monographs …

UPDATE, April 2, 2012:  Thank you to everyone who responded!  Because of the concerns you expressed about the usability of the online versions of many of these titles, we have decided to retain several of them (see below for indications … Continue reading

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Update: January 13, 2012

Just before the holidays, the newly-formed Library Faculty Advisory Committee (LFAC) met to discuss the weeding project and the move of the Art Library into Olin.  LFAC recommended to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Rob Rosenthal that the … Continue reading

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