The EBSM Collection Removal Tools are used to cleanse shelves of poor quality items. Removing items that are physically unappealing or not relevant to what patrons want to read will increase the customer’s general perception of the overall collection.
The two key measurements of poor quality items addressed are Grubby and Dead Items.
The Collection Removal Tools achieve the Outcome of Better Collection Quality.
|Grubby Item Removal||Fiction / Non-Fiction||Creates Action Plans to keep 'Grubby' or 'Worn' stock amounts to a level which will be acceptable to users. This produces a measurable outcome which has been identified as important to end users.
Separate identification for each class number range is included in the Non Fiction version.
Removes poor condition stock from shelves.
|Unread Item Removal||Non-Fiction||Within each class number group, identifies those individual items which have generated virtually zero use (configurable) - in other words grossly unpopular items. Only items which have spent a significant time on library shelves (configurable) are identified.
Importantly, this Tool 'tags' items so that they are not purchased again.
|Dead Item Removal||Fiction /Non-Fiction||Creates Action Plans to keep 'Dead' or 'Inactive' item amounts to a level which will be acceptable to users. This produces a measurable outcome which has been identified as important to end users.
Separate identification for each class number range is included in the Non-Fiction version.
Removes unpopular items from shelves.