Deaccessioning, or weeding, is a vital process that allows librarians to replace outdated, inaccurate, unpopular and/or physically damaged books with newer, more pertinent materials. The Deaccession Library highlights the obscure, trivial and misleading so as to better understand the relevant, the beautiful and the true.
With Drawn I 2007 collection of discarded library books from 25 states, wood, steel 36 x 96 in.
With Drawn II 2007 discarded modified card catalog of 5,000 books withdrawn from libraries in 25 states Dimensions variable.
With Drawn III 2007 sliced discarded library desk tops as benches Dimensions variable.
With Drawn III (Detail) 2007 wood, steel, collection of discarded library books curated by Lumi Tan 36 x 16 in.