Academic Map Library Weeding

Thoughts and Guidelines Developed from Two Experiences


  • Martin Chandler Cape Breton University



While maps remain an important part of library work, there has been a dearth of scholarly discussion on weeding maps. Some authors have offered suggestions in particular contexts – notably in public libraries and U.S. depository libraries. This leaves significant room for further discussion for those outside of the U.S. context, and those with more general map libraries. Following a literature review and contextual information situating the author's involvement in the topic, a discussion of methods and appropriate considerations are offered for weeding map collections. These guidelines are offered in point form in the conclusion for ease of referral.



2023-02-21 — Updated on 2023-02-21


How to Cite

Chandler, M. (2023). Academic Map Library Weeding: Thoughts and Guidelines Developed from Two Experiences. Bulletin - Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives (ACMLA), (171), 1–8.

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