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Collection Development Policy Statement: Technology: Analysis of the Subject Field

Page Coordinator: Anita Ezzo Last updated: 03-09-2010

Analysis of the Subject Field


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A. Chronology of the Subject

Emphasis is placed on the collection of current materials.

B. Languages of Resources Collected

Only English language materials are collected.

C. Geography of the Subject

Emphasis is on North American and regional works.

D. Format of the Resources Collected and Treatment of the Subject

Print and electronic materials are the primary formats of the collection. Due to the high demand for convenient access to information, electronic journals are given priority whenever possible. Textbooks are rarely purchased and only if they provide a valuable current synthesis of a complex or developing area of study.

E. Date of Publication of Resources Collected

Primary focus is on current materials.

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