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Collection Development Policy Statement: Military and Naval Sciences

Analysis of the Subject Field

A. Chronology of the subject: emphases/restrictions

Works on modern (post-1789) warfare with emphasis on the U.S., and underdeveloped areas. Another goal is that a current description of each nation's armed forces be represented by selective purchase of available English-language works.

B. Languages of resources collected: exclusions/emphases/translations

Primarily English expect for works in the vernacular about a nation's armed forces or classics (e.g., Clausewitz, Delbruck).

C. Geography of the subject: emphases/restrictions

Primarily English expect for works in the vernacular about a nation's armed forces or classics (e.g., Clausewitz, Delbruck).

D. Format of the resources collected:

  1. Included--monographs and serials with selected popular magazines, annuals, selected reference works, festscriften, selected microforms, and selected non-depository government publications.
  2. Excluded--ephemera, manuscripts, sound recordings, yearbooks of units/non-combat deployments & cruises, pamphlets, training manuals.

E. Date of publication of resources collected: Not applicable

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