Weeding Helper is web-based software to help libraries make weeding/de-accession decision based on item usage and external evaluations of individual items. Designed for libraries using III (Innovative Interfaces) catalogs.
See a limited demo instance of Weeding Helper; the demo does not allowed file uploads, but is otherwise fully functional.
Full installation instructions are available in the documentation.php file.
Weeding Helper takes input in the form of tab-delimited text file outputs from the User Defined Export feature of III's Millennium or Sierra interface's Create List module. The export format is defined in documentation.php. Once uploaded to Weeding Helper, the system breaks each bibliographic record into separate item records so that each volume may be examined separately. A cron job will check the holdings against a shared III INN-Reach catalog (if desired). Weeding Helper will allow users to make notes and changes to selected fields.
Items may be viewed, filtered, sorted and printed. Some data visualization is also included.
Weeding Helper was developed by Ken Irwin, email@example.com
Weeding Helper is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
Weeding Helper makes use of various other open-source components. These components are used in compliance with their individual licenses. Those licenses are listed in the documentation.php file. View that license information in the demo site