Printouts or alerts for long overdue or lost items are checked in
database to determine # of copies, # of circulations, publication
Mending shelf is checked for candidates for discard and
Reserve lists, ILL requests, and Reference notebook/Reference
"searched for and not found" box is checked for replacement
Reference librarians make suggestions for replacement for items
that "should be" available but aren't (classics, popular titles,
New, or updated edition is available.
Book is still in demand and is in print, and we don't have
adequate copies of the title, or sufficient subject information in
Try hard to replace "classic" titles.
Be sure to keep adequate number of titles of items continually in
New edition has substantially updated information.
Long overdue or lost items.
Visual inspection of collection.
Patron identified items that are in poor condition.
Periodic checks of circulations on high circulating/shabby looking
Most titles are not replaced.
Title is still in demand.
Replace single CDs where
Repurchase entire title, either from same vendor or another
vendor if entire set is past its useful life.