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Collection Assessment and Weeding Toolkit

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I need...

... a list of items that have never been checked out. 

... to know when an item last circulated.

... to know which items are also held by other PALNI, Indiana, or regional libraries.

... to understand which subject areas in my collection get the most (or least) usage.

... to assess the strengths and weaknesses of my collection.

... to merge acquisitions/item costs with circulation to evaluate cost-per-use.

... a list of titles unique to my library.

... data to inform weeding of my collection.


What is in your collections, and how does it get used? The Collection Assessment/Weeding Report Designer Toolkit provides templates and samples for gathering data about your collection, analyzing its use, communicating the stories of how your users work with the resources your library provides, and making decisions about collection development.