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OK, so this is a tough one. The CREW guidelines give little to no advice on collection development for the 650s. But we all know this section has to be weeded, right? There are many highly relevant topics that fall into the 650s that must be kept up to date, especially considering the volatility in the economy over the last 10 years. This has had profound effects on the job market and how businesses do, well, business.
There are a handful of libraries out there who have posted their Collection Development Policies on the web, and they include guidance on the 650s. Booklist Online contains the same advice. Taking the cue from those policies, I would suggest (with one caveat) that you use 5/3/MUSTIE for this section, where 5 is the years since publication and 3 is the years since last checkout. MUSTIE stands for items that are Misleading, Ugly, Superseded, Trivial, Irrelevant, or the information can easily be found Elsewhere. Now for the caveat - there are classics in this section that contain relatively timeless advice. These you could keep unless other factors come into play that would warrant their removal. Almost anything by Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, and books of general advice/essays by Warren Buffett, among others, fall into this category.
When searching the catalog for good items to weed, try the following subject terms:
Suggestions for Weeding
Suggestions for Purchase
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