Collection Policies

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES
 
Purpose
General Collection Guidelines
Collecting Codes
 
PURPOSE

At the undergraduate level, Bachelor of Science degrees in Medical Technology and Nuclear Medicine Technology, as well as a program in cytotechnology through the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, are offered. A minor in Medical Technology was approved by the Faculty Senate in March, 1997. Courses at the graduate level are now offered as an emphasis area through the Master of Science—Community Health major, since the discontinuation of the M.S. –Medical Laboratory Sciences degree program in 1996.

 Among the areas of interest in medical technology are hematology, serology, blood banking, immunology, bacteriology, urinalysis/body fluids, and laboratory management. Microbiology and clinical chemistry are also offered. Within the nuclear medicine program, instrumentation, radiopharmacy, radiation health, imaging and non-imaging nuclear medicine technology are primary topics within the curriculum. Foci in the cytotechnology program include cytogenetics as well as gynecological, genito-urinary, gastro-intestinal, breast, body fluids, non-epithelial, and FNA cytology.

It is the goal of the library to develop collections which support this curriculum, as well as the research needs of the faculty.
 

 GENERAL COLLECTION GUIDELINES
Language:  English will be the exclusive language for materials in the collection. Included will be materials originally published in English as well as materials translated into English.

Chronological guidelines:  Current research is the exclusive emphasis. There is no need to acquire historical material, since such resources are available through the Center for Research Libraries, if needed.

Geographical guidelinesThe greatest emphasis should be on materials published in the United States. Publications from other technologically-advanced countries will also be considered.

 Treatment of subjectWorks dealing with the practice and methods of medical laboratory sciences, as well as those which focus on equipment; management/administration; legal, economic, social, and psychological aspects of the subject, will be acquired for both the general collection and the reference collection. Theoretical, historical, and biographical treatments will be acquired selectively.

Types of material: Both monographs and serial publications, including handbooks, government material, conference proceedings and other collected works, will be acquired. Print and electronic formats will be collected; however, microforms will only be acquired for certain back issues of serials.

Date of publicationCurrent materials will be acquired. Only material published within the past five years will be considered.

Other general considerations:

Collecting Codes
key to collecting codes
 
LC CLASSIFICATION
SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS
COLLECTION CODE
COMMENTS
QH431 Human Cytogenetics 
 
3b New field of concentra- 
tion; needs build-up.
QH441.5 Cytogenetics  3b "
QH573-670 Cytotechnology  3b  
QP90.5-95 Body Fluids, Blood  3b  
QR46-67 Clinical Microbiology, 
Medical bacteriology
3b  
QR180-189.5 Immunology 
(incl. Serology)
3b  
QR245-248 Mycology  3a  
QR251-255 Parasitology  3a  
QR370 Virology  3a  
R855-862 Medical Technology, Laboratories 3b  
R895-920 Nuclear Medicine  3a  
RB37-56.5 Laboratory Technology (incl. Immunology, Serology, Urinalysis) 3b  
RB112.5 Clinical Biochemistry  3b  
RB145 Hematology, Serology (incl. Hemostasis, phlebotomy, immunohema- tology) (see also RC633-647, RM171-172) 3b  
RC581-607 Clinical Immunology  3a  
RC633-647 Hematology (incl. Hemostasis) (see also RB145) 3b  
RM171-172 Immunohematology 
(see also RB45-46)
3a