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Mathematics & Statistics Collection Development Policy

Mathematics & Statistics Department (College of Science & Mathematics)
Librarian Liaison: D. Sean Hogan
Faculty Representative: Dr. Ramanjit K. Sahi

Location of Collection: Woodward Library, Level 3

Overall Collecting Level: Desired level is C=Study

Purpose/ program description: The collection supports lower and upper division curriculum. Freshman-sophomore courses are general education core. Upper level courses are for majors and minors. Graduate courses are for Masters degree in education with a mathematics concentration. Library user needs are primarily instructional and general reference.

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

Collection Development Plan

  • Targeted Areas: probability and statistics (new math option), core courses for humanities majors such as cryptography, music and math, and math in voting procedures.

General Collection Guidelines

Languages: English

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

Dates of Publication: 2009-

Geographical Areas: W=World

Noted Publishers: American Mathematical Society; AcqWeb; A.K.Peters; Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

Reviews: Books in Print; Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

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:


  • Philosophy, Logic, Study & Teaching (QA1-19)
  • History (QA 21-31)
  • General (QA 36-42)
  • Tables (QA43-63)
  • Calculating Machines (QA75-75.5)
  • Arithmetic (QA101-145)
  • Algebra (QA150-272)
  • Probabilities, Mathematical statistics (QA273-280)
  • Analysis (QA299.6-433)
  • Geometry, Trigonometry, Topology (QA440-699)
  • Analytic Mechanics (QA801-QA939)

Related Subject Areas: Education, technology.

Impact of Local, Regional, or National Cooperative Programs: Department answers inquiries from the community at large.

Other Considerations:

Date Prepared: 10/2005; Last Updated: 08/2013