Re: How to get a book? #hungary


Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"KSL" < resume@... > wrote

Stan

Libraries *do* sell books. Culling is a common practice in almost every
library in the world.

A library is not a black-hole into which books get sucked never to emerge
again.

They are dynamic repositories, that buy sell and swop books on a regular
basis.

Of course, there are certain books and documents that a library will *never*
part with, but for a book of the type I understand Tom's uncle's book to be,
there is a good chance it will be culled some day.
This is the Retention and Disposal Policy of the State Library of New South
Wales, Australia.

http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/policies/pdf/retentiondisposalpolicy.pdf

According to this, the NSW Library permanently retains material that has
been accessioned to it.
The exceptions to this are: 1 Missing items, 2 Faulty or damaged items, 3
Items not in a suitable condition for lending, 4 Items in poor and
deteriorating condition, 5 Items outside or marginal to the Library's
Development Policy, 7 Incomplete Multi-part Works, 8 Superceded Material, 9
Duplicates, 10 Items Accessioned in Error.

I suggest that you actually refer to the webpage before querying the above
which is just a summary.

I might add that as a recent UK Freedom of Information Officer, that every
public organisation all of which are bound by the FoI Act should have a
Retention and Disposal Schedule. They cannot arbitrarily get rid of any
document but must have a Schedule governing the disposal of documents. If a
request is made for a document, they must know whether they still have the
document and ideally be able to show that there is some Policy for releasing
or disposing of any document.


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Nick Landau
London, UK

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