Weeding records is a catalogue maintenance process you can use to ensure your Infiniti library catalogue records accurately reflect the collection of items in your library.
Infiniti provides two weeding processes:
- Remove - is a reversible Infiniti process that sets the status of a record to Removed preventing bibliographic records and holdings or copies records from listing in normal library searches. Records with a status of Removed are placed into a special hidden archive and remain inactive in your catalogue. When students and teachers search your catalogue, items with a status of Removed will be excluded from the displayed search results. If all copies of a book have a status of Removed then Infiniti will automatically not display the bibliographic record in normal library searches. Library staff can locate both bibliographic and copy records with a status of Removed using library management search options and can reinstate and reactivate them if required. Historical loan records for items with a status of Removed are maintained and will be available for future statistical reporting.
- Purge - is an irreversible Infiniti process that allows you to permanently delete or expunge bibliographic records and holdings or copies records from your catalogue. Purged records do not remain in your catalogue. When students and teachers search your catalogue, purged items will not be located. Library managers cannot locate purged records and purged records cannot be reinstated or reactivated. Historical loan records for purged items are also purged and therefore will not be included in statistical usage reporting.
The remove process temporarily places records into a bin for an interim period of time. The purge process empties the bin.