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Business Collection Development Policy

College of Business (All Departments)
Librarian liaison: Lori Buchanan
Faculty Representative: John Volker

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: Desired level is C (Study) with 40% of collection increased to level B (Research) to support the MSM program

Purpose and program description: The collection supports an undergraduate program offering Accounting, Business Law, Economics, General Business, Decision Sciences, Finance, Management and Marketing concentrations. and a Masters of Science in Management (MSM)

Collection Development Plan

  • Targeted Areas: Globalism, TQM, Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Technology, Gender Issues, Electronic Commerce, Business GIS and Ethics

General Collection Guidelines

Languages: English

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

Dates of Publication: 2006-

Geographical Areas: U.S. Worldwide for Bus. Stats., Econ, and Accounting, Europe, Japan

Noted Publishers: CRC PressHarvard University Press   Harvard Business School Publishing

Reviews: H-net online reviews; Books in Print

Material Formats Collected: monographs, videos

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

Other General Considerations:

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses: Management collection should be graduate level to support the MSM

LC Subject Subdivisions:

  • Statistics (HA1-473)
  • Economics (HB1-3840)
  • Economic History (HC10-1085)
  • Industries, land use and labor (HD28-9999)
  • Transportation and communication (HE1-9990)
  • Commerce (HF1-6182)
  • Finance (HG1-9999)
  • Public finance (HJ9-9940)
  • Commercial law (K1000-1395)

Related Subject Areas: Increase level to research in support of the MSM program

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs: Special programs and consultations are offered through the Center for Continuing Education, Center for Industrial Services and Small Business Development Center.

Other Considerations:

Date Prepared: 9/2005; Last Updated 8/2013