Collection Policies

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
Library and Information Science

Purpose
General Collection Guidelines
Collecting Codes

PURPOSE

Library and information science materials are purchased to support instruction, study, and research for the Master of Science in Education degree with majors in either elementary or secondary education. Among the areas of emphasis is the library science/middle education concentration. This degree is offered by the Educational Curriculum and Instruction Department and leads to certification as a school librarian. In addition, the collection supports the research and study needs of librarians practicing at Old Dominion University. Also, the collection supports instructional and research programs of Catholic University of America's (Washington, D.C.) School of Library and Information Science which grants the Master of Science in Library Science degree.

GENERAL COLLECTION GUIDELINES

Language:
English is the primary language of the collection. Materials in other languages are collected on a very highly selective basis.

Chronological guidelines:
There are no chronological limits to the collection. Materials covering both contemporary and historical topics are acquired.

Geographical guidelines:
The United States is given priority. However, materials emphasizing Canada, Great Britain and other countries may be acquired selectively.

Treatment of subject:
Research, instruction, and literature for the practitioner are the primary focus.

Date of publication:
Emphasis is on the purchase of current materials, especially those published within the last four years.  However, older materials may be acquired to remedy weaknesses in the collection.

Types of material:
The collection will consist of scholarly serials, scholarly monographs, publications of professional associations, encyclopedias, bibliographies, videos, handbooks, research reports, proceedings, symposia, microforms, and electronic publications. The Internet contains many useful websites plus each speciality in library science has a listserv. Dissertations may be acquired on a selective basis.

Related Policy Statements:
Computer Science, Management, Educational Curriculum & Instruction

LIBRARY SCIENCE AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
COLLECTING CODES
key to collecting codes

Discipline: Library Science
Bibliographer: Pamela D. Morgan (pmorgan@odu.edu)
Date: 8/15/99
 
 
LC CLASS
SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS
COLLECTION CODE
COMMENTS
Z0000 Z0115 Books (General). History of Books and Bookmaking.

Writing. Manuscripts. Paleography.

2b

 

Z0116 Z0661 Book Industries and Trade. Bookbinding and Decoration. Book selling and Publishing. Copyright. Freedom of the Press. Censorship. 
3a
 
Z0662 - Z1000.5

 

Libraries.

Library Science. Information Science.

3b