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
Chronological Guidelines: A=pre-1900; B=1900-1960; C=1961-present
Dates of Publication: 2009-
Geographical Areas: W=World
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.
Date Prepared: 10/2005; Last Updated: 08/2013