Webinar: Weeding Tangible Federal Depository Collections

  • Last Updated: March 10, 2022
  • Published: March 10, 2022

Register to attend the live training webinar, “Weeding Tangible Federal Depository Collections.."

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)


Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge.

  • Speaker: Ashley Dahlen, Outreach Librarian, LSCM, GPO
  • Learning outcomes: If you are new to depository operations or have a weeding project in the works, this webinar will give you an overview of the basics of weeding tangible material from your depository collections. The presentation will cover superseded publications, substitution of publications, the five-year rule, and regional discard eligibility. Also covered will be what steps your regional may take to authorize the discards, such as a “needs and offers” or withdrawal list and “eyeballing” the material. Learn why contacting your regional before starting a weeding project may save you time!

Registration confirmation information:
Upon registering, a confirmation email from [email protected] will be sent with instructions for joining the webinar. To ensure delivery of that email, configure your junk mail or spam filter(s) to permit messages from that address. GPO staff will also email your access information the day before the webinar. If you do not receive your login information, please email [email protected].

Prior to the webinar:
For those participating via a desktop or laptop computer (preferred method), a WebEx plug-in must be installed (one-time only). Download instructions. Some features will not be available for users participating with a tablet or smartphone. Devices need to have a WebEx app installed from the device’s app store, which may take time. After installation, the app will ask for you to Allow or Deny permissions.