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Computer Science & Information Technology Collection Development Policy

Department of Computer Science & Information Technology
Library Liaison: Kebede Wordofa
Faculty Representative: Dr. Yingbing Yu

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: Desired level C=study

Purpose and program description: The collection supports undergraduate and graduate level courses. At undergraduate level, the department offers courses with concentrations in information assurance and security, computer systems, systems development, computer networking, Internet and web development, and database administration. At graduate level, it offers courses with concentrations in data management and analysis, predictive analytics, information assurance and security, mathematical finance, and mathematics instruction. . Freshman-sophomore courses are general education core. Upper level courses are for majors and minors. Graduate courses are for Masters degree in education with a mathematics concentration. Library user needs are primarily instructional and general reference.

  • Accrediting body: N/A
  • Degrees offered: B.S., M.S.

Collection Development Plan

Targeted Areas: Information Assurance and Security, Mobile Software Technology, Internet and Web Technology, Database management, Computer Networks, Systems Development, Computer Information Systems

General Collection Guidelines

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines: A=pre-1900, B:1900-1960,C=1961 -present

Dates of Publication: 2011 - present

Geographical Areas: W=world

Noted Publishers: Addison-Wesley, CRC Press, MIT Press, O’Reilly, Sams Publishing, Wiley

Review Sources: ACQWeb and Books in Print

Material Formats Collected: monographs and videos

Material Formats Excluded: workbooks, textbooks, review copies, computer software, instructional software, books on CD or tape (library storage/operational constraints)

Other General Considerations: N/A

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses: N/A

LC Subject Subdivisions: QA Computer Science

  • Computer-assisted instruction (QA20.C45)
  • Programmed instruction (QA20.P7)
  • Electronic computers. Computer Science (QA75)
  • Electronic data processing. Computer Science ((QA76-QA99)
  • Computer networks (TK5105.5-5105.9)

Related Subject Areas: Education, Engineering, Technology

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs: Department answers inquiries from the community at large.

Other Considerations: N/A

Date Prepared: 11/2005; Last Updated: 11/2017