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Collection Development

Collection Maintenance

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Re-evaluation is the regular and continuous process of selecting material that is no longer appropriate or is damaged for withdrawal from the library collection. Materials being re-evaluated are subject to the Selection Criteria – General with the following additional considerations:

  1. Superseded editions, unless previous edition is still of value
  2. Worn, mutilated, or badly marked
  3. Duplicate copy
  4. Outdated or obsolete information
  5. Circulation record
  6. Historical value
  7. Curriculum relevancy

The professional library staff will work with faculty to withdraw materials which are inappropriate or damaged. 


Materials being considered for replacement are evaluated by the Selection Criteria - General. Materials that are missing, lost, or withdrawn because of wear will not be automatically replaced. 


Materials removed from the collection are disposed of in adherence to the North Carolina Administrative Code: 1H SBCCC 400.2 Surplus and Irreparable Books and Book-Like Media