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Art + Design Collection Development Policy

Department of Art + Design
Library Liaison: Gina Garber
Faculty Representative: McLean Fahnestock

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: Desired level is C=Study

Purpose and program description: Provide an emphasized liberal arts background, and an artistic/intellectual foundation suited for becoming professional artists/designers, or applicable as a basis for success in other professions. Provide non-major undergraduate students introductory art experiences as part of the general education core.

  • Accrediting body: National Association of Schools of Art Design (NASAD)
  • Degrees offered: B.F.A. in Graphic Design, B.F.A and B.A. in Studio Art, and B.A. in Art Education
  • Minors in Art: Arts Entrepreneurship, Art History, Graphic Design, Photography, and Studio Art

Collection Development Plan

Targeted Areas: Book Arts, Drawing, Illustration, Sculpture, Pottery/Ceramics, Photography, and Contemporary Art

General Collection Guidelines

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines: All periods of art and design history are collected. Studio-oriented materials heavily emphasize contemporary art.

Dates of Publication: 2006 - present

Geographical Areas: Materials on the art of all geographical areas are collected.

Noted Publishers: caa.listing; Art Institute of Chicago; World Wide Books

Review Sources: Humanities and Social Science Online Books in Print; caa.reviews; Books in Print

Material Formats Collected: Monographs and videos; Electronic resources are regarded as standard inclusions; Anthologies; Literature; DVDs; Films; Bibliographies, Case studies; Dictionaries; Directories; Encyclopedias; Handbooks; Microfilm; Monographs; Newspapers; Periodicals; Readings; Serials, Government Publications; Professional Level Materials.

Material Formats Excluded: Artifacts; Books below College level; Clippings; Dissertations; Ephemera; Globes; Laboratory manuals; Maps; Newsletters; Pamphlets; Pictures/Photographs; Software (computer or instructional); Pictorial Treatment; Posters; Prints; Conference Proceedings; Study guides; Technical reports; Theses (except APSU); Textbooks; Workbooks

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses: The collection provides basic coverage for the undergraduate-level.

Indexes and Databases: APSU subscribes to the following major art indexes and databases: Art Full Text and Art Index Retrospective, ARTstor, Osfor Art Online, Fine Arts and Music Collection, and CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online).

Other university subscription that subport the Department of Art + Design: Academic Search Premiere, Academic Video Online Premium, JSTOR, Project Muse Proquest Dissertations and Theses, and WorldCAT

LC Subject Subdivisions: (N1-NX820)

  • Visual Arts (N1-9165)
  • Architecture (NA190-0425)
  • Sculpture NB
  • Drawing, design, illustrations (NC997-1855)
  • Painting (ND1290-3416)
  • Print Media (NE1-NE2890)
  • Decorative Arts, Applied Arts, Decoration and ornament (NK1135-NK9955)
  • Arts in General (NX654-NX820)

Related Subject Areas: Center for Creative Arts, Artists in the Schools

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs: The Customs House Museum, DAC (Downtown Artists Co-op), Mable Larson Gallery, and Clarksville Art Walk

Last Updated: 11/2017