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Geological Sciences

I. Purpose:
The Joseph C. Walter, Jr. & Elizabeth C. Walter Library supports the teaching and research functions of the Jackson School of Geological Sciences and the Institute of Geophysics as well as the research function of the Bureau of Economic Geology leading to degrees through the doctoral level. Graduate specialties are: earth resources, engineering geology, environmental geology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, marine geology, mineral economics, mineralogy, paleontology, petroleum geology, petrology, sedimentation, stratigraphy and structural geology. While concern for most of these fields lies primarily within the Department of Geological Sciences and the Bureau of Economic Geology, students in other areas may also have strong interests. Geomorphology is included in the Geography Statement as a part of Physical Geography.

II. General Collection Guidelines:
A. Languages: All languages are collected as appropriate, but emphasis is on English and European languages. When English translations are available, they are generally favored over the original. Materials in the various Oriental and Middle Eastern languages are acquired to fill special needs.

B. Chronological Guidelines: No limitations.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Coverage is worldwide but emphasis is on the Western Hemisphere with special concern for Texas, the Southwest, and the region surrounding the Gulf of Mexico.

D. Treatment of Subject: Selective acquisitions are made of upper and lower division textbooks, popular materials, and legal treatment.

E. Types of Materials: Basic works on field methods are extensively collected as are titles on such techniques as photogeology. Field-trip guidebooks, published in association with earth science meetings, and University of Texas theses and dissertations from the Department of Geological Sciences are acquired comprehensively. State sponsored geological research and similar materials available primarily through exchange arrangements are extensively acquired by the Bureau of Economic Geology and turned over to the Geology Library. U.S.G.S. publications are received through the federal depository program. Other types of materials to be routinely collected are proceedings of geological congresses and institutes; theses and dissertations from other universities on the geology of Texas, the Southwest United States and Mexico; and directories. Types of materials excluded are manuscripts, photographs, road logs (unless an integral part of a guidebook), well logs, well completion cards, and core samples. Geological maps, which are extensively acquired, are treated in the Map Collection policy Statement.

F. Date of Publication: Emphasis is on the acquisition of current material except for the fields of evolution, paleontology, and stratigraphy, which are of interest from any date.

G. Other General Considerations: Geological material of an historical or biographical nature is dealt with in the Statement on the History of Science.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

Subject LC Class Location CDP [NCIP] Collection Level Bibliographer
Physical Geography: See Footnote 1 GB Geology Library C [3]
C [4]
Mineral Industries HD 9506- 9585 PCL
Geology Library
C [3] Economics
Lunar and Planetary Geology: See Footnote 2 QB 580-791 Geology Library C [4] Geology
Geophysics QC 801-849 Geology Library C [4] Geology
Exception: History and Early Works QC 813-14 PCL C [3] Geology
Geology: See Footnote 3 QE Geology Library C [4] Geology
Exception: Regional Geology of Texas and Southwest QE 85-86, 89, 137, 143-153, 67-68, 69 Geology Library D [4] Geology
Soils: See Footnote 4 S 590-59 Geology Library C [3] Geology
Engineering Geology TA 705 Geology Library
Engineering Library
C [3] Geology
Economic Geology: See Footnote 5 TN 21-126,
TN 260-271
Geology Library C [4] Geology

Footnote 1:
Emphasis on Geomorphology and Texas and Southwestern Speleology.

Footnote 2:
Includes only surface and subsurface geology.

Footnote 3:
Areas of particular interest are: coral reefs, geochemistry (special interest in isotope geology), marine geology, mineralogy (including gemmology and crystallography), paleontology, (including vertebrate & invertebrate paleontology, as well as micropaleontology, paleoecology, paleobotany, & palynology), petrology, regional geology, structural geology/geotectonics, and volcanology.

Footnote 4:
Includes physical and chemical properties, location, profiles, and genesis.

Footnote 5:
Includes earth resources for specific locations.

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