Collection Policies

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
MANAGEMENT
 
Purpose
General Collection Guidelines
Collecting Codes
 
PURPOSE

The College of Business and Public Administration is accredited at the graduate and undergraduate levels by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. The College of Business and Public Administration offers several degree tracks encompassing the area of management. At the undergraduate level, coursework is offered which permit students to obtain a minor in Management or a major in Management leading to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. At the graduate level, the College offers a Master of Business Administration designed to "present broad but thorough insights into the basic problems of management... ." A Master of Public Administration and Master of Urban Studies are also offered and provide the student the opportunity to concentrate in the area management. The College of Business and Public Administration offers two doctoral programs. The first, Urban Services, permits the student to follow a "management concentration ... designed for individuals who are, or intend to become, leaders in urban settings." The doctoral program in Business Administration is a "scholarly, research-based program with a professional orientation. The objective of the program is to prepare individuals of superior promise and potential for careers in higher education as faculty members engaged in teaching and research and for high level administrative and research careers in the public and private sectors."

It is the University Library's goal to develop a collection which supports in full the needs of the degree seeking undergraduate as well as the basic research needs of those students seeking graduate degrees in the College of Business and Public Administration. Additionally, the University Library seeks to provide materials to sustain the teaching and special research interest of the faculty and those courses which are offered on a selected basis through the distance education program. Another aim is to utilize diminishing monetary resources as wisely as possible in order to provide as useful a collection as possible. This policy covers both general collection and reference materials.
 

GENERAL COLLECTION GUIDELINES

Languages: - English will be the primary language of the collection. Translations into English from other languages will be selected if they are seminal works or are of major importance to the profession.

Chronological Guidelines:   Current research should be emphasized although classic texts are selectively collected. Gaps in management journal subscriptions should be filled.

Geographical Guidelines:   In keeping with the global approach of the University and its teachings, materials in both domestic and international coverage will be collected.

Treatment of subject:  A solid collection of general materials to support the undergraduate and MBA curriculum will be developed and maintained. Emphasis will also be placed on areas of the collection which support the research needs of the faculty and the doctoral program.

Types of Materials: - Primary emphasis should be placed on selecting scholarly monographs, research publications, conference proceedings and journals. Evaluation of additional periodical titles should take place on a routine basis. Formats should include both print, electronic resources, and audiovisual materials.

Other General Considerations:

Collecting Codes
key to collecting codes
 
LC CLASS     SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS   COLLECTION CODE   COMMENTS
HB615  ENTREPRENEURSHIP
3b
HD28-70 MANAGEMENT/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES 
3b
HF5387 BUSINESS ETHICS
3b
HD4801-8943 LABOR/INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS/COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
3b
HF5549 PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
3b
RA971  HOSPITAL/HEALTH FACILITY ADMINISTRATION
3b