Core Collections

The first step in great readers’ advisory is a great collection. 

Weed Your Collection

Weeding materials is one of the biggest pain points librarians and library staff face. Making careful decisions is time-consuming, as it's not always easy to know when to reorder a book and when to let it go. No one can be an expert on everything, but Core Collections can help, especially with older titles.

Recommendation levels help you understand if a title is essential to keep/reorder, or supplemental. Over 100 sources for book reviews help you determine whether a title meets particular needs of your community. Together these tools help you explain to your staff and your patrons why you have gotten rid of a particular title and decided to keep another.

Recommended to librarians and libraries at all levels. Easy to use, economical and time-saving for librarians and paraprofessionals working on collection development.”


“We use Core Collections on a daily basis for our collection work from selection to weeding to help us balance demand and collection depth against budget constraints. Alerts help staff to get the information they need for their selection needs and recommendation levels make it easy for us to judge which titles should get extra copies if we have money at the end of the year.”

Dianne Coan, Fairfax County

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