The process of evaluating your collection for relevancy, utility to the client base, and physical condition and removing those which are deemed unsuitable or inappropriate for the collection. The criteria for weeding are generally agreed upon by all librarians at a site (if the library is a large one). Solo librarians may have to write their own criteria. Weeding is important for libraries having limited space.
Removing unwanted plants by hand from a crop, or tillage action which lightly cultivates the soil for the purpose of destroying the weeds.
tending operation done in the seedling stage in a nursery or in a forest crop that involves the removal or cutting back of all weeds. Cf. Cleaning.