RCL (Resources for College Libraries) stamped on the top of the pages indicates a book that the Choice review service designated as an "Outstanding Academic Title"(OAT). However, some of these books can become outdated just like any other. The deselection rubrics and procedures used for other books in the subject area apply to these books as well.
You may want to check for a new edition or a new OAT title that is similar.
When ordering an OAT title, please make a note on the order that this is a RCL title.
These books have a bookplate in the front showing that they were given in honor or memory of someone. If you are deselecting one of these titles, you should replace it with a similar work that fits the current collection.
Indicate on your order that this is a TRIB replacement so that Cataloguing will know it needs a bookplate.
Approved by MZ, 05/18/12
E-books are no different than their print counterparts in becoming outdated and needing to be updated or removed.
Unfortunately, at present there is no way to weed e-books. This is a problem that must be addressed in the next few years.
What can you do with a book that you decide to remove from the collection? Use your deselection rubrics to help you select one of these options:
Every collection policy should include rubrics that define the criteria for retention and deselection in the subject area. Obvioulsy, criteria will differ from subjecct to subject, depending on the significance of publication date and other factors, so we can't all use the same ones.
What is a brittle book?
What can we do with a brittle book?