America’s National Monument
How about a vintage travel book? I can hear everyone say “but that stuff doesn’t change.” It actually does. Hours, access, and directions have all changed to some extent after over 50 years. In the case of a book about national monuments, quite a few have been added since 1960. Travel often gets overlooked for currency. Good collection development for travel includes an awareness of world events, travel requirements, and other factors that can impact travel.
Currency not withstanding, this is simply a boring book with boring pictures.
Submitter: Boring from A to Z. Plus it smells like it came from early America.
Holly: It’s a keeper for historical collections, but your average public library can let it go – especially if it smells bad. Mold spreads, you know…