A. Anticipated Future Trends
Collecting should follow and anticipate, when possible, major trends and developments in the botanical sciences. The collection should also reflect significant curricular changes, and adapt with content, format and accessibility considerations.
The growth of data-intensive research is exponential. Grant-funded research will increasingly demand data management plan specifications, including considerations for publishing and sharing data. Relevant granting agencies such as the USDA, the US Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation will soon include these data management requirements. This will increase the need for awareness of data publication venues.
B. Relationships with Other Resources
Regional or network resources:
There are significant collections in the area of botanical sciences at both the University of Michigan Libraries and at Wayne State University, as well as other CIC institutions.
C. Relationships to Resources Treated in Other Policy Statements
Animal Science: applied areas of plant science related to food animal agriculture, pastures and forages, beekeeping
Biological Science/Natural History: applied areas of plant science related to natural plant communities
Engineering: agricultural and biosystems engineering
Environmental Studies: natural resources management, sustainable programs, pesticide use and pollution
Digital Research Data
Geology: soil sciences
Turfgrass Information Center: applied areas of plant science related to lawns, home landscaping and turf
Veterinary Medicine: applied areas of plant science related to food animal agriculture