Why Weed the Library Materials?
- value or quality, and
- physical condition.
Which Materials can be Weed Out?
- Ephemeral material (e.g. newsletters, progress reports, pamphlets) including those materials that lose value after a certain period of time such as: annual reports, directories, yearbooks, etc. These are weeded out annually.
- Annuals, directories, yearbooks, Swamy’s handbooks, etc. do not carry long lasting value, and therefore be weeding out. Duplicate copies of older editions can also be weeded out. But the categorization of the documents for its ephemeral value or otherwise is to be decided by the library committee.