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Communication Collection Development Policy

Communication Department (College of Arts & Letters)

Librarian Liaison: Ross Bowron

Faculty Representative: Dr. Tracy Nichols

Location of Collection:Woodward Library, Level 3

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

Purpose and program description: Offers a B.A. and a B.S. in communication arts with concentrations in broadcast media, corporate communications, media technologies, print and web technology, and public relations. A Master's in communication arts is also offered.

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

Collection Development Plan

  • Targeted Areas: audio/video media. General coverage: broadcast media, corporate communication, print and web journalism, media technologies, PR, communication education

General Collection Guidelines:

Languages: English

Chronological Guidelines:pre-1900 -present

Dates of Publication: 2009

Geographical Areas: World

Noted Publishers: Silman James Press, Allen & Unwin, Westview Press, McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press

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:

Statement of Collection Strengths and Weaknesses:

Subject Subdivisions:

  • Communication ( HM258-299)
  • Communication. Mass Media (P87-96)
  • Oratory (PN4001-4355)
  • Journalism (PN4699-5650)

Related Subject Areas: Theatre

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs:

Other Considerations:

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