Collection Development Policy

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Agriculture

AGRICULTURE Department (College of Science & Mathematics)  
Librarian Liaison:  Philenese Slaughter 
Faculty Representative:
Dr. Donald Sudbrink

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: present level E=minimal; Desired level is C=Study

Purpose and program description:  To provide students with adequate access to basic skills and principles for the development of  the intellectual maturity and insight needed to adapt to a wide range of rapidly changing agricultural professions.  There are three concentrations from which to choose:  Agri-business, Agri-Science, or Agri-communications.

  • Accrediting body: N/A
  • Degrees offered/majors or areas of specialization: B.S. 

Collection Development Plan

  • Targeted Areas:  None.  Allocation is equally distributed to all disciplines in Ag & Geosciences

General Collection Guidelines:

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines: C=1961 -present

Dates of Publication: 2009-

Geographical Areas: World & United States for gardens, landscape, forestry, animal culture & hunting.  All others are U=United States

Noted Publishers: Science PublishersAyer ; Wiley   Diamond Farm Book ; Meister Thomson ; CABI

Review Sources: 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: Animal welfare and rights, Genetic engineering, Pesticides and EPA regulations, New technologies

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses:  Collection is at the desired level for Economic botany, Horticulture and Horses.  All others need be to raised at least one level to basic or study.

LC Subject Subdivisions: (S=General agriculture; SB=Plant culture; SD=Forestry; SF=animal culture; SH=Aquaculture; SK= Hunting sports)

  • General agriculture (S1-559)
  • Farm management, farm economics (S560-572)
  • Agricultural chemistry and physics (S583-589.6)
  • Soils, Soil conservation(S590-627)
  • fertilizers & soil improvement (S631-667)
  • Conservation of natural resources (S900-954)
  • General plant culture (SB1-106)
  • Economy botany (SB107-112)
  • Field crops (SB 183-317)
  • Gardens and gardening, landscape gardening (SB450.9-480)
  • Forestry (SD1-668)
  • General animal culture (SF1-90)
  • Breeds and breeding, exhibitions, stockshows (SF105-121)
  • Insects (SF518-562)
  • Veterinary medicine (SF600-1100)
  • Aquaculture (SH1-691)
  •  Hunting, wildlife management (SK1-579) 

Related Subject Areas:   There are additional courses in marketing, management, economics, accounting, journalism, broadcasting, & photography.

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs: Agriculture Department serves as a source of information to local citizens and government agencies, provides help to agricultural youth organizations, helps with area live-stock shows, and operates a 475-acre Environmental Education Center.

Other Considerations:  

 

Date Prepared: 9/2003; Last Updated 8/2013