Agriculture Collection Development Policy
Agriculture Department (College of Science and Mathematics)
Librarian Liaison: Elaine Berg
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:
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
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.
Date Prepared: 9/2003; Last Updated: 8/2013