College and Medium-sized Libraries Discussion Group Minutes – 2022 Annual

ALA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

June 10, 2022
2:00-3:00 eastern


I. Welcome and introductions

Attendance: 5

II. Government documents

  • General strategy for gov. documents weeding
  • How are EU documents organized, what’s a top priority to keep for a smaller library?
    • GODORT mailing list might be a good place to ask
    • Catalogs that list the documents
  • Another consideration is re-cataloging the electronic version of the print items that get weeded

III. Weeding and space reductions

  • Bibliodiversity considerations are important
  • Should disciplines that don’t use print books as much might have higher weeding quotas?
  • Offsite storage

IV. Internet Archive’s Open Library Program

  • Controlled digital lending
    • People used it as a last resort during lockdown for access to materials
    • Can’t download the books, must be used on computer
    • University of Chicago is doing something with reserves that might resemble controlled digital lending
    • University of Florida is doing it in a limited capacity:

Minutes submitted by Katie Gibson