Final total 217 out, 552 in, 8 dropped out of system and need to be put back in. About a 39% rate for discard--not as bad as Italian, but not as good as Russian.
Two more cases of Vietnamese lit and I am DONE with weeding the World Language collection. I have a feeling that that last group is going to shrink, rapidly. Stay tuned.
Not to say that the collection doesn't need maintenance--a lot of the Chinese titles were classified as hardback when they were clearly trade paperback. It would have bogged me down to have to change all those while weeding.
After I finish weeding I can check and discharge our new Arabic titles and make room for new Chinese titles coming our way.
*--The Traveling Wilburys, 1987.
UPDATE: Finished the last Vietnamese item at about 2:30. Made the suggestion to my supervisor that we should find a new home for the roughly 300 V-language items, 78% of which hadn't circulated in over five years. She concurred and is looking for a new home for them.
Ditto for the Chinese items we weeded. The Chinese titles circulate far better than Vietnamese, but there's so many of them, including some listed in SIRSI (Integrated Library System) as "Chinese book". SMH.
Final totals for weeding World Language:
Japanese title, had fallen out of system.
Onward again...till next time.