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Lisa Aguilar,
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Computer Sciences

I. Purpose:
To support undergraduate and graduate teaching programs through the Ph.D. level and research at all levels in computer science. Graduate study is offered in the areas of numerical analysis, artificial intelligence, database management, formal specification, natural language processing, theoretical computer science, operating systems, computer-based models of networks and systems, pattern recognition, analysis of algorithms and programs, and advanced computer programming languages. While interest is centered in the Department of Computer Sciences, faculty and students in many other colleges, schools, and departments have specific concerns in computer science: interest is most intensely focused in the fields of business, engineering, library science, linguistics, mathematics, and physics. Personnel employed at the University's Computation Center, which maintains several computing systems available for course work or research, rely upon the collection for material they require.

II. General Collection Guidelines:
A. Languages: English is the primary language of collection; non-English language material is selectively acquired. Materials are purchased in English translation whenever possible.

B. Chronological Guidelines: Twentieth century with emphasis on the post-1970 period.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Not applicable.

D. Treatment of Subject: Biography is selectively purchased. Books on techniques and upper division textbooks are acquired. Theoretical and experimental treatments are emphasized. Lower division textbooks and popular treatments are selectively acquired. Juvenile materials and programmed instruction are not acquired. Publications from the major professional societies, such as IEEE and ACM, are actively selected.

E. Types of Material: Encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, programming manuals, loose-leaf services, and other supportive reference materials are acquired extensively. Manufacturer's catalogs and system reference manuals are selectively acquired. Audiovisual materials and dissertations from other schools, including microform editions, are selectively acquired. Proceedings and transactions of conferences, symposia, workshops, institutes, and other professional meetings make up a very important part of the collection. U.S. and state government documents are selectively acquired. Technical reports are acquired to complement the cooperative exchange program administered by the Department of Computer Sciences.

F. Date of Publication: Emphasis is on the acquisition of materials published since 1970.

G. Other General Considerations: Materials dealing with subject specific computer applications, including microcomputers, data processing, and software, are selectively acquired according to guidelines in appropriate subject statements. Duplication between PCL and ENGIN is expected.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

Subject LC Class Location CDP[NCIP] Collection Level Bibliographer
Data Processing: See Footnote 1 HF 5548 PCL - See Business Statement
Computational Linguistics: See Footnote 2 P 98 PCL - See Linguistics Statement
Artificial Intelligence: See Footnote 3 Q 334-6 PCL C [4] Computer Sciences
Programming Languages QA 76.7-76.73 PCL C [3] Computer Sciences
Software Engineering QA 76.758 PCL C [4] Computer Sciences
Operating Systems QA 76.766O63 PCL C [3] Computer Sciences
Computer Architecture QA 76.9A73 PCL C [3] Computer Sciences
Simulation QA 76.9C65 PCL C [3] Computer Sciences
Computer Mathematics: See Footnote 4 QA 76.9M35 PCL C [3] Computer Sciences
Machine Theory: See Footnote 5 QA 267 PCL C [3] Computer Sciences
Computer Graphics T 385 PCL C [3] Computer Sciences
Data Communications: See Footnote 6 TK 5105 Engineering - See Engineering Statement
Computer Engineering: See Footnote 7 TK 7874-7895 Engineering - See Engineering Statement

Footnote 1:
Includes data base systems and programs.

Footnote 2:
Includes natural language processing and understanding.

Footnote 3:
Includes pattern recognition (speech and vision), machine learning, knowledge representation, planning, and neural networks.

Footnote 4:
Includes numerical analysis.

Footnote 5:
Includes formal languages and automata.

Footnote 6:
Includes local area networks.

Footnote 7:
Includes VLSI and memory technology.

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