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Maintaining a clinical HIV/AIDS section in an academic library collection that is both current and historically significant for research is essential. This article reports on a collection management project that was undertaken to weed HIV/AIDS books in targeted clinical areas of an academic library using a timeline model developed by Ondrusek (2001) as a supplement to traditional weeding methods. The combination proved effective for identifying clinical materials that were outdated and needed to be deaccessioned while maintaining historically relevant materials in these areas.


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Sharon Leslie and Ida Martinez (2015). Assessment and Weeding of a Clinical HIV/AIDS Collection in an Academic Library: A Case Study, Collections Management 40(3). DOI: 10.1080/01462679.2015.1040570