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Tip for: 05.15.17

The Unread—Finding unused books

It’s time to do some weeding—or some really good book-talks—and the best place to start is to find books that aren’t being used. For this example, let’s look for fiction books that haven’t been checked out in the last 5 years.

So let’s open Reports.


In v6:

  • Go to the Copies category, and the General subcategory.
  • Locate the Weeding List (or Copy List - 1-Line) report.
  • Add a Select By for Copy Last Used Date.
  • Put the starting date as, for example, 02/24/1900, and the ending date to this date 5 years ago, e.g. 02/24/2012.

In v7:

  • Go to the Copies category, and the Information subcategory.
  • Locate the Weeding List report.
  • Fill in the Copies last used between range as something in the far past, for example 05/12/1900, through this date 5 years ago, e.g. 05/15/2012.

This will give you a 1-line report with the Call Number so you can track those items down.

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