Skip to main content
Weeding an Outdated Collection in an Automated Retrieval System
Collection Management (2011)
  • Patricia Bravender, Grand Valley State University
  • Valeria Long, Grand Valley State University
In 2008 Grand Valley State University Libraries began a large weeding project in the automated retrieval system (ARS) at its Steelcase Library. An estimated 19,000 volumes were to be removed from the ARS. A systematic weeding of the ARS had never been undertaken and it presented a number of logistical challenges. This article discusses the system that was devised for this large weeding project.
  • ARS,
  • ASRS,
  • automated retrieval systems,
  • automated storage and retrieval systems,
  • weeding,
  • academic libraries,
  • collection management
Publication Date
Publisher Statement
Published version available at
Citation Information
Patricia Bravender and Valeria Long. "Weeding an Outdated Collection in an Automated Retrieval System" Collection Management Vol. 36 Iss. 4 (2011)
Available at: