Collection Development Policy

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Geosciences (College of Science & Mathematics)  
Librarian Liaison:  Philenese Slaughter  
Faculty Representative: 
Dr. Christine Mathenge

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: Geology present level D=basic, desired level C.  Geography present level D=Basic, desired level C=Study

Purpose/ program description:   The collection supports lower and upper division curriculum.   The courses are part of the general education core. Two distributive majors are offered in Geology .  Completion of a major allows the student entry to  the professional ranks of practicing geologist and geographers or a career in education.  Geography offers a major in Environmental Geography

  • Accrediting body:  N/A
  • Degree offered: 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: A=pre-1900, B:1900-1960;C=1961 -present

Dates of Publication: 2009-

Geographical Areas:  U=United States & N=North America focus, with some collection in all other world areas.

Noted Publishers: American Geological Institute  ; Geological Society Bookstore ; Wiley

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:   

LC Subject Subdivisions:   

  • Geology (general) QE1-350
  • Mineralogy (QE351-400)
  • Petrology (QE420-4990)
  • Dynamic & structural geology (QE500-625)
  • Stratigraphic geology (QE640-699)
  • Paleontology (QE701-760)
  • Paleozoology (QE761-899)
  • Paleobotany (QE901-996.5)
  • Geography (general) G1-148
  • Voyages & travel (G149.890)
  • Atlases (G1000.3-3122)
  • Globes (G3160-3182)
  • Maps (G3190-9980)
  • Mathematical geography. Cartography (GA1-1776)
  • Physical geography (general) (GB3-398.7
  • Geomorphology (GB400-649)
  • Hydrology. Water GB651.2998
  • Natural disasters (GB5000-5030)
  • Oceanography (GC1-1581)
  • Human ecology. Anthropogeography (GF1-900)

Related Subject Areas:    

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs:   

Other Considerations:  


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