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Mathematics & Statistics Collection Development Policy

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Library Liaison: Sean Hogan
Faculty Representative: Dr. Ramanjit K. Sahi

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: Desired level is C=Study

Purpose and program description: The collection supports lower and upper division curriculum. 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.

Collection Development Plan

Targeted Areas: Probability and statistics, Actuarial science, core courses for humanities majors such as cryptography, and music and math.

General Collection Guidelines

Languages: English

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

Dates of Publication: 2009 - present

Geographical Areas: World

Noted Publishers: American Mathematical Society; CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group); Mathematical Association of America and ACQWeb;

Review Sources:ACQWeb; Mathematical Association of America; 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:

  • Actuarial science (HG 8781-8957)
  • Philosophy, Logic, Study & Teaching (QA1-19)
  • History (QA 21-31)
  • General (QA 36-42)
  • Tables (QA43-63)
  • Calculating Machines (QA75-75.5)
  • Arithmetic (QA101-145)
  • Algebra (QA150-272)
  • Probabilities, Mathematical statistics (QA273-280)
  • Analysis (QA299.6-433)
  • Geometry, Trigonometry, Topology (QA440-699)
  • Analytic Mechanics (QA801-QA939)

Related Subject Areas: Education, Technology, Insurance Accounting

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

Other Considerations: May consider retrospective purchases as needed

Date Prepared: 10/2005; Last Updated: 11/2017