Collection Policies

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Purpose

General Collecting Guidelines

Collecting Codes

 

PURPOSE

The purpose of the collection is to support the academic programs and research projects of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Department offers B.S., M.E., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering. Also, in conjunction with the Department of Computer Science, it offers the B.S., M.E. and M.S. in Computer Engineering. Selected courses are offered through the Distance Education program as well as on campus. Graduate and faculty research projects in both disciplines are pursued at a number of laboratory facilities both on- and off-campus. The Department prepares students for both professional practice in electrical and computer engineering and for research and teaching careers in these fields.

The undergraduate curriculum in Electrical Engineering emphasizes a "solid foundation in networks, linear systems, electronics, electromagnetics, digital systems, and physical electronics" (ODU Catalog, 2000-2002, p. 147). The areas of graduate program concentration are "in fields where the faculty have made significant contributions and include: (a) physical electronics, encompassing ultrafast laser applications, surface science, bioelectrical effects, laser-based sensors, fiber Bragg grating sensors, optoacoustic diagnostics, gaseous electronics, microelectronics and fast processes in semiconductors (b) digital signal processing, including digital speech communication, digital system design, and biomedical applications of microprocessors (c) control engineering, including nonlinear control theory and computer vision (d) computer engineering, including data compression, enterprise level modeling and simulation, and digital system design" (Graduate Program Web site at http://www.ece.odu.edu/Department/compdesc.html)..

The undergraduate curriculum in Computer Engineering draws upon course work in mathematics, the basic sciences and general engineering, in addition to technical core courses in electrical engineering and computer science. The graduate program emphasizes computer architecture, modeling and simulation, networking, machine pattern recognition, control systems and computer design.

GENERAL COLLECTING GUIDELINES

Language Guidelines:
English (or translation into English) is the language of the collection. Other languages will generally not be purchased but may be donated to the collection.

Chronological Treatment of Subject Guidelines:
Collection emphasis is on currently published materials on current research and development. Some historical materials covering developments in the electrical and computer engineering fields since the mid-twentieth century are selectively acquired.

Geographical Guidelines:
Primary emphasis is on literature from the United States and other English-speaking countries, but translated materials from Japan and Western Europe are also acquired, and no nation is specifically excluded.

Treatment of Subject:
Materials that match the curriculum and faculty research specialties will be the focus of acquisition. Histories, biographies and bibliographies will not be systematically purchased.

Types of Material:
Materials that are acquired include monographs, journals (both scholarly and professional), encyclopedias, handbooks, manuals, conference and symposia proceedings/transactions, electronic indexing and full text resources, technical and research reports. Publications of U.S. Government agencies are acquired through the Federal Depository program. Textbooks are acquired minimally.

Date of Publication:
The emphasis is on current materials.

Other General Considerations:

COLLECTING CODES

(key to collecting codes)

Discipline: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bibliographer: Renee Davis
Date: 9/25/2000

LC Class

Subject Descriptors

Collection Code

Comments

QA75.5-76.95

Electronic computers. Computer science

 

3

(should be 4)

See CD Policy for Computer Science. ECE faculty research interest (AI applications in control engineering, computer and data flow architectures, parallel planning, concurrent computing)

QA150-272.5

Algebra. Including machine theory, game theory.

 

4

See CD Policy for Mathematics/Statistics. ECE faculty research interest (graph theory)

QA299.6-433

Analysis: Including analytical methods connected with physical problems.

 

4

See CD Policy for Mathematics/Statistics (collection code 4) and CD Policy for Computer Science (collection code 2). ECE faculty research interest (geometric control theory)

QC170-197

Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter including molecular physics, relativity, quantum theory, and solid state physics.

 

4

See CD Policy for Physics. ECE faculty research interest (solid state electronics, nonequilibrium phenomena, etc.)

QC501-766

Electricity and magnetism

 

4

See CD Policy for Physics. ECE faculty research interest (plasma electronics, etc.)

TA1501-1820

Applied optics. Photonics.

 

4

Faculty research interest (ultrafast processes, fiber optic sensors, acousto-optic signal processing, etc.)

TA2001-2040

Plasma engineering

4

Faculty research interest.

TJ212-225

Control engineering systems. Automatic machinery (General)

 

4

Faculty research interest.

TK301-399

Electric meters

2b

TK452-454.4

Electric apparatus and materials. Electric circuits. Electric networks

3b

See CD Policy for Electrical Engineering Technology.

TK1001-1841

Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations

3

TK2000-2891

Dynamoelectric machinery and auxiliaries including generators, motors, transformers

3

TK2896-2985

Production of electricity by direct energy conversion

3

See CD Policy for Electrical Engineering Technology.

TK3001-3521

Distribution or transmission of electric power

3

See CD Policy for Electrical Engineering Technology.

TK4001-4102

Applications of electric power

3

See CD Policy for Electrical Engineering Technology.

TK4125-4399

Electric lighting

3

See CD Policy for Electrical Engineering Technology.

TK4601-4661

Electric heating

3

See CD Policy for Electrical Engineering Technology.

TK5101-6720

Telecommunication

Including telegraphy, telephone, radio,

radar, television

 

 

3

(should be 4)

See CD Policy for Electrical Engineering Technology. ECE faculty research interest (computer and data flow architectures, distributed detection, analog and digital signal processing, neural network applications to speech recognition)

TK7800-8360

Electronics

3b

(should be 4)

See CD Policy for Electrical Engineering Technology. ECE faculty research interest.

TK7885-7895

Computer engineering. Computer hardware

 

3b

(should be 4)

See CD Policy for Electrical Engineering Technology. ECE faculty research interest (semiconductor devices and switches, semiconductor transport, thin films, modeling and simulation)

TK8300-8360

Photoelectronic devices (General)

3b

(should be 4)

See CD Policy for Electrical Engineering Technology. ECE faculty research interest.

TK9001-9401

Nuclear engineering. Atomic power

3b

See CD Policy for Mechanical Engineering Technology.

TK 9900-9971

Electricity for amateurs. Amateur constructors' manuals

2a

 

Government Documents

SuDoc Class

Series Title or Description

Collection Code

C 13.2

C 13.10

C 13.37

C 13.46

C 13.58

Publications of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, including Technical Notes, NISTIR Series, publications of the Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory, and publications of the National Engineering Laboratory

 

3b

D 101

Publications of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory

3b

D 103

Publications of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

3

E 1.2

General publications of the Department of Energy

3

E 3.2

E 3.11

E 3.17

E 3.29

E 3.43

 

 

Publications of the Energy Information Administration of DOE

 

 

3b

EP 1.2

General publications , handbooks, manuals and guides from EPA

3

I 19

Publications of the U.S. Geological Survey

3

I 27

Publications of the Bureau of Reclamation

3

L 35

Publications of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

3

NAS 1.15

NAS 1.26

NAS 1.55

NAS 1.60

NAS 1.61

NASA Technical Memoranda

NASA Contractor Reports

NASA Conference Publications

NASA Technical Papers

NASA Reference Publications

 

 

3b

Y 3.Se

Publications of the National Advisory Committee on Semiconductors

3

Y 3.T

Publications of the Office of Technology Assessment

3b

Y 4.SCI 2

Publications of United States Congress. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on Technology, Environment, and Aviation.

3