Weeding Guidelines – SPORTS
Source < or = 7 Years
Weeding manual / Gwinnett County Public 796 - 799 (Sports)
Library. 2nd ed. [Gwinnett County, Ga.]:
Gwinnett County Public Library, .
! Keep only current editions of statistical surveys and almanacs.
! Timetables and schedules (not histories) for sports events such as the Olympics should be weeded as soon as the event is over.
! Biographies of sports personalities cataloged in these areas should be weeded when popularity declines.
Other Sports Weeding Guidelines by Age of Material
Source < or = 3 years < or = 5 years < or = 10 years
Biographies of sports 796 - 799 (Sports)
Weeding Guidelines 2009. Halifax Public personalities can be
Libraries. weeded after 3-5 yrs., or
once interest has
Hamilton Public Library Weeding Guidelines Branches: Weed on Central Library: Weed on
condition & use unless condition & use unless
http://www.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/4B4E2FC0- historical. Weed faddy historical. Weed faddy
140C-49EA-9258-B12CF693C571/0/WeedingCh material, for example material, for example
artForHamiltonPublicLibrary.pdf sports personalities sports personalities after
. groups after 3 years 5 years unless of
unless of enduring enduring interest.
interest. Transfer books Transfer books about
about local sports teams local sports teams and
and personalities to personalities to Special
Special Collections. Collections.
CREW Guidelines for Weeding Your Collection. 3 years without use 3 years without use Weed 10 years after latest copyright date and/or 3
Texas State Library and Archives Commission. and/or MUSTIE factors and/or MUSTIE factors years without use and/or MUSTIE factors
WHY WEED? Weeding Justification & Retain according to usage. Replace as rules
Motivation. Sue Ann Wolf, Pat Dempsey, and change, training methods and equipment are
Melanie Deutsch. Cuyahoga County Public updated, and/or interest wanes.
Library, Parma, OH. 2006 Annual Conference,
West Virginia Library Association.
The CREW Guidelines for Weeding Your Collection. Texas State Library and Archives Commission. http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/pubs/crew/guidelines.html
refer to the presence of various negative factors, called MUSTIE factors that indicate that an item should be weeded from the collection.
M = Misleading (and/or factually inaccurate)
U = Ugly (worn and beyond mending or rebinding)
S = Superseded (by a truly new edition or by a much better book on the subject)
T = Trivial (of no discernible literary or scientific merit)
I = Irrelevant to the needs and interests of your community
E = The material may be obtained expeditiously Elsewhere through interlibrary loan or reciprocal borrowing.
From CREW Guidelines for Weeding Your Collection. Texas State Library and Archives Commission:
! Discard and replace as rules and interests change.
! Watch for gender and racial bias in sports and athletics.
! Discard books that have outdated statistics.
! Handbooks on popular electronic games may be difficult to replace: retain as long as the games are played in your community
From Weeding Guidelines 2009. Halifax Public Libraries.
! Weed based on changes in rules, equipment, techniques, coaching and teams that have moved.
! Ensure rule books are current.