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Library and Information Science



I. Purpose:
To support teaching and research through the doctoral level in library and information science. To provide resources for continuing education and professional growth for librarians, archivists and other information professionals throughout the area and to serve their certification needs of school librarians and media specialists. While the collection focuses on the program in the School of Information, faculty and students in other University departments also have specific interests in the field.

II. General Collection Guidelines:

A. Languages: English is the primary language of collection. Materials in Western European languages occasionally are acquired. Works originally in Oriental and African languages are normally purchased in English translation only.

B. Chronological Guidelines: Primary emphasis is on 20th century material with selective acquisition of material of historical value.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Primarily the United States with attention to Texas and the Southwest; secondarily on Canada, other English speaking countries, Western Europe, Japan, China and the Soviet Union. For the Latin American countries see the Benson Latin American Collection Statement.

D. Treatment of Subject: Works on both broad historical and basic works in the area of library and information science are collected. Theoretical and practical works on library administration, technical services, user services, information science and systems technology, including the planning, design and use of information systems and related applications are acquired. Secondary emphasis is placed on materials on specific types of libraries, e.g., school, public, university, governmental, business, information centers, networks. Biographies of librarians and publishers, and history of books, publishing, libraries and librarianship are also collected. Information on the legal issues of censorship, publishing, reproduction of materials, and librarianship in general is acquired.

E. Types of Material: Both print and non-print formats are acquired. Basic works on the primary components of library and information science topics are acquired. Studies, bibliographies, annual reviews, dictionaries, glossaries, directories, encyclopedias, atlases, case studies, proceedings, annual reports of libraries, transactions and reports of societies and associations are selectively collected. Key government documents in this discipline are acquired. Select current and retrospective dissertations and significant theses from library schools in the United States are included in the collection..

F. Date of Publication: Emphasis is on acquisition of current publications.

G. Other General Considerations: Resources in all collections and libraries on the University campus as well as public, special, school and other academic libraries in Austin and the region are of importance to students and faculty. Artificial intelligence, electronic data processing, and machine theory are noted in the Computer Science Statement. For juvenile literature see also the Youth Collection Statement.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

Subject LC Class Location CDP [NCIP] Collecting Level Bibliographer
Archives: Includes the Science, Administration, History and Statistics of Archives CD 921-4280 PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Methods, Arrangement and Classification of Records HF 5736 PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Audiovisual Materials LB 1028-1043
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Educational Media LB 3044
PCL (MAIN) [C3] Library and Information Science
Juvenile Literature, History and Criticism PN 1009
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Juvenile Belles Lettres: Includes Novels, Junior Novels, Other Fiction, Poetry and Drama. PZ 5-90 Youth C [3] LISC
Library and Information Science
Exception: Award winning books PZ 5-90 (2)PCL (Main) D [4] Library and Information Science
Microfilming TR 835
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
History of Books: Bookmaking, Manuscripts, Bookbinding and Copying Z 4-115
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Book Industries and Trade Bibliography, History of Printing, Typesetting, Bookselling and Publishing Z 116-549
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Exception: Practical Printing Z 243-264
PCL (MAIN) B [1] Library and Information Science
Copyright and Censorship Z 551-661
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Library Science and Information Science: (areas of particular interest are:) Z 662-718
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Library and information Science Education and Research Z 664-669
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Library Cooperation and Coordination Including International Librarianship Z672
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Library Associations Z 673
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Information Services, Centers Z 674
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Classes of Libraries: Special Business, Law, School, Academic Z 675.A2 - Y
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Reference Services Z 711-718
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Library Administration and Organization Z 678-686
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Library Automation Z 678.9
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Library Architecture, Space Planning Z 679-680
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Library Communication Systems: Automated Information Networks Image Transmission Z 680.3-680.6
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Library Collections, General Z 687 -692
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Collection Development, Acquisitions, etc. Z 689
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Special Collections; Automated Serials Control Z 692.55
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Cataloging Z 693-695.95
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Indexing. Abstracting Z 695.9-695.94
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Bookbinding Z 700
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Conservation and Restoration Z 701
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Library Orientation Manuals Z 710
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Circulation, Computerized Systems, Interlibrary Loan Z 712-714
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Libraries and Community, Including Outreach and Public Relations Z 716
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Nonbook Materials Z 717
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
Services to Children and Young Adults Z 718
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
History of Libraries and Librarians, Library Publications Z 720-997
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
BooksellersÕ Catalogues Z 998-1000
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
General Bibliography Z 1001-1107
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science
National Bibliography Z 1201-4980
PCL (MAIN) C [3] Library and Information Science

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