Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Weeding of accounting and tax collections and a question about the collection of RMA, Troy and D&B business ratio books

I have started weeding the accounting and tax collections in reference. Please don't disturb green or white paper slips inside the books. (Green means see if a new edition is available and white means keeps but move upstairs.)

I was wondering about the collection of "financial ratio" books published by RMA (Risk Management Associates now, but formerly Robert Morris Associates ), D& B and Troy. We have all years of each series in reference. I would like to suggest keeping the most recent five years in reference and moving the remaining years to noncirculating in the stacks. From my experience here, the accounting students, among those who have assignments to use these resources, are frequently asked to compare a company over the past five years. The older copies might be consulted by graduate students doing more detailed research.

What do you think of this suggestion?

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