Always excellent, Jen Young, spotted This NYTimes Story on weeding.
Yes, a NYTimes story, on weeding, and it\'s good too.
They say The NYC library system offers two opposing models to emulate: the research libraries, like the flagship on Fifth Avenue, which rarely discard anything, or the many branch libraries, where collections are tailored to patrons\' tastes.
They cover a great history of weeding, collection development, and Nicholson Baker.
\"We must conceive of the library as a channel through which books pass on their way from the publisher to the incinerator,\" the librarian G. Hardin declared in an edict issued in 1947.