Weeding nursing e-books in an academic library
Libraries supporting health sciences programs must periodically weed collections to remove outdated materials. Both print and e-book collections should be weeded. This article outlines the process Auburn Montgomery librarians followed to weed the NetLibrary e-book collection supporting the School of Nursing curriculum. The nursing courses are taught primarily online or as hybrid courses, increasing reliance on remotely accessible electronic resources. While this e-book weeding project is focused on a specific subject area and the number of e-books weeded is small, the basic method can be applied to larger e-book weeding projects in subject areas other than nursing. âº Currency of library resources is critical for nursing research. âº Weeding improves the quality and currency of library e-book collections. âº The library literature does not adequately address weeding e-book collections. âº We outline the process of weeding an academic library's nursing e-book collection.