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Considerations Before Implementing Mobilecirc For A Deselection Project, Jodene R. Pappas Apr 2017

Considerations Before Implementing Mobilecirc For A Deselection Project, Jodene R. Pappas

Symposium on Arts and Research

In Fall 2014, Steen Library Administration developed a renovation project to repurpose an area for students to use, particularly graduate students. The northwest quadrant of the third floor in the library cleared for the project with materials deselected or shifted. Librarians estimated that about 105,000 volumes (15% of the stacks collection) could be deselected. Deselection is a routine task performed by libraries to create a more relevant and accessible collection for the users they serve. Library faculty use various criteria for each discipline and carefully consider each item.

To meet the deadline of September 1, 2015, an efficient method, tool, …