Cataloging can run reports to gather data such as age of the collection, usage, last usage date, etc. Other tools to consider using are listed below.
M - Misleading: factually inaccurate
U - Ugly: worn beyond mending
S - Superseded: by a new edition or a better resource; duplicate or redundant
T - Trivial: of no discernable literary, artisitc, or scientific merit
I - Irrelevant to the needs and interest of the library's community and curriculum
E - Elsewhere: can be obtained through ILL
*From The CREW Method: Guidelines for Weeding.
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Level 0 - Out of scope: the library doesn not collect in this area.
Level 1 - Minimal: only a few selections are made beyond introductory or very basic material.
Level 2 - Basic: up-to-date materials which serve to introduce and define a subject; can support general inquiries and some undergraduate instruction, but is not sufficient to support advanced undergraduate courses.
Level 3 - Intermediate: a broad range of resources adequate to support undergraduate instruction and work at less than research intensity.
Level 4 - Research: current and retrospective resources which can support postgraduate and independent academic research; the collection will provide materials in all appropriate formats and languages.
Level 5 - Comprehensive: includes, as far as is reasonable possible, all signifiant works of recorded knowledge in all applicable languages for a defined and limited field.