Faculty who are interested in reviewing lists of library withdrawal candidates should download the spreadsheet for a specific call number range. Spreadsheets can be sorted by author or title to look for seminal works. The reason for retaining a book should be Indicated in the column after the title, on the spreadsheet. Keep in mind the reasons a book is on this list (published before 2000, 0 or 1 use since 1989 and is held by more than 50 academic libraries in the U.S. and by more than 3 peer/MeL libraries in Michigan)
Send the spreadsheet via email to Kelly Jacobsma or David O'Brien.
Books that are flagged for preservation are titles that are held by fewer than 5 academic libraries in the United States and/or no other academic library in Michigan. Decisions about moving books to the Hope College Rare Books Collection will be made by the Director of Libraries. Books of local and historical importance will be protected.
Withdrawal candidate lists are created by call number range. Click on the file name to download the Excel spreadsheet. Information for each title includes the number of times the title circulated since 1989, the number of holding in OCLC, the number of holdings by Peer Libraries, and if the title is available as a public domain e-book in the Hathi Trust.
Preservation candidates lists are created by call number range. Decisions about moving a preservation candidate title to the Rare Books Collection will be made by the Director of Libraries.