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Susan Macicak,
Collection Development Officer

Merry Burlingham,
Chief Bibliographer

Carolyn Cunningham,
Collection Administration Librarian

Mary Rader,
Global Studies Coordinator

Dale Correa,
Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

Bonnie Brown Real,
Collection and Consortia Assessment Coordinator

Lexie Thompson Young,
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Emilie Algenio,
Consortia Resources Coordinator

Lisa Aguilar,
Library Specialist

Reference Services



I. Purpose:
The PCL Reference Services Department is the largest and most comprehensive reference collection in The University of Texas Libraries and is considered the core collection for the library system. As such it collects general reference materials for the entire University community. In particular it provides reference materials in support of University teaching and research at all levels in the fields of: the social sciences, humanities, education, business, nursing, computer science applications and software, and in many cognate and interdisciplinary fields. In general, for all subjects in which the PCL Reference Collection is the primary reference location, the collection policy is to follow the same subject guidelines used by the individual collection policies of the general collection.

II. General Collection Guidelines:
A. Languages: No limitations. English is the primary language of the collection. In general the Reference Services collection policy is to collect reference material which is consistent with the established collection development guidelines for the individual subjects .

B. Chronological Guidelines:No limitations. In general the Reference Services collection policy is to collect reference material which is consistent with the established collection development guidelines for the individual subjects.

C. Geographical Guidelines: No limitations. In general the Reference Services collection policy is to collect reference material which is consistent with the established collection development guidelines for the individual subjects.

D. Treatment of Subject: In general the Reference Services collection policy is to collect reference material which is consistent with the established collection development guidelines for the individual subjects. Detailed observations and exceptions may be found in the Observations and Qualifications section appended to this policy.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

Subject Priorities and Collecting Levels Key

  • Subject Priorities
    1. PCL REF is the primary reference location. Subject has a UT Austin curriculum program.
    2. PCL REF is the primary reference location. Subject has no curriculum program.
    3. PCL REF is a secondary reference location.
    4. PCL REF should only collect selectively in this subject.
  • Collecting Levels
    • A. Minimal Level: highly selective purchases
    • B. Instructional Level: Standard works and selected current works
    • C. General Research Level: Acquire most of the materials required to support research through the doctoral degree level and the general research needs of the faculty. Allows for retrospective purchasing.
    • D. Comprehensive Level: All currently published relevant material will be acquired. Extensive programs of retrospective purchasing.
    • E. Intensive Level: Acquire all current and retrospective written or recorded material in all languages, editions, translations, and formats.
    • F. Types of Material: National and trade bibliographies, guides to the literature, biographical and critical sources, directories, indexes, abstracts, dictionaries, and encyclopedias are collected extensively. English language thesauri and thesauri that accompany indexes and abstracts are collected. Standard English language quotation books in all subject areas are collected; foreign language quotation books are collected selectively. Books of statistics are collected extensively in appropriate subject areas. Concordances to holy books are collected; concordances to individual authors are not collected except for Shakespeare. Standard world and thematic atlases and selected. U.S. atlases are collected. Books with short term value are generally not collected. Detailed observations and exceptions may be found in the Observations and Qualifications section appended to this policy. Nonpaper formats are acquired selectively with ease of use, cost, and archival value factored into the same collection guidelines as are used for the paper formats.
    • G. Date of Publication: In most case current materials have collection priority over retrospective materials.
    • H. Other General Considerations: In general the Reference Services collection policy is consistent with the established collection development guidelines for the individual subjects and with The University of Texas Libraries Policies and Guidelines No. 10 "The Reference Collections Policy." Except for selected standard works the PCL Reference Collection does not duplicate the specialized material in the branch libraries and special collections.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

- - - - - REFERENCE COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT CHART - - - - - - - -
LC number Subject Priority Bibliographer Almanacs, Annuals, Yearbooks Bibliographies Dictionaries Directories Encyclopedias Guides Handbooks Indexes Services Other
AGeneral Works2Bill Kopplin CBACC - BC - -
B - BDPhilosophy1Shiela WinchesterCABBBCBC - -
BF - BJPsychology1Susan MacicakCABBBCBC - -
BL - BXReligion2Shiela WinchesterBABABBBB - -
C - CBHistory1Gera DraaijerCBBBBCBCA-
CCArchaeology1Shiela WinchesterCBBBBCBCA-
CDHistorical Archives1Gera DraaijerCAA - - C - - - -
CECalendars2Gera Draaijer - AA - - - - - - -
CJNumismatics4Gera DraaijerAAAAAAA - - -
CR, CSHeraldry, Geneal.4Gera DraaijerBAAAAAA - - -
CTGeneral Biography2Bill Kopplin CACCC - BC - -
D - FHistory1Gera DraaijerCABBBCBCA-
G - GCGeography (travel)1 Paul Rascoe CABBBCBC - -
GF - GNAnthropology1Bill KopplinCABBBCBC - -
GRFolklore1Stephen Littrell CABBBCBC - -
GTManners & Cust1Bill KopplinCABBBCBC - -
GV1 - 1202Sports, Phys ed1Bill KopplinCABABCBC - -
GV 1203 - 1570Games4Bill KopplinAAAAAAA - - -
GV1580 - 1799 Dance3Stephen LittrellAAAAAAAA - -
HSocial Science - General1Susan MacicakCA BBBCBC - -
HAStatistics1Dorothy CarnerCAB - BCBC - -
HB - HCEconomics1Susan Macicak CABBBCBC - -
HE7601 - 8700RTF:Telecommunications1Jenifer FlaxbartCABBBCBC - -
HD - HJBusiness1Dorothy CarnerBABBBCBCB-
HF5801 - 6182Advertising1Jenifer FlaxbartCABBBCBC - -
HM - HVSociology1Susan MacicakCABBBCBC - -
HQ1101 - 2030Women's Studies1Lindsey SchellCABBBCBA - -
HX - JPolitical Science1Stephen Littrell BABBBC BC - -
KLaw3Stephen Littrell AAAAAAA - A-
LEducation1Stephen LittrellCABBBCBC - -
LC3950 - 3990Special Ed1Stephen LittrellCABBBCBC - -
LC4001 - 4824-------------
MMusic3Stephen LittrellAAAABAA - - -
N,NB - NXFine Arts3Bill Kopplin AAAABAAA - -
NA1 - 9490Architecture3Merry BurlinghamAAAAAAA - - -
NA9000 - 9425Urban Planning3Stephen Littrell AAAAAAA - - -
PLinguistics1Susan MacicakCABBBCBC - -
PAClassics Language & Literature3Shiela WinchesterAABABCBC - -
PB - PDRomanic/Germanic.Language1Lindsey SchellCABA - B - - - -
PE English Language1Lindsey SchellCACB - CA - - -
PF - PHDutch,Slavic,Finish.,1Lindsey SchellCABAABBB - -
-Lang. & Lit.------------
PJ - PJOriental/Africa1Merry BurlinghamCABAABBB - -
-Lang. & Lit.----------- -
PNLiterature, General1Lindsey SchellCAC CCCC - -
PN1600 - 3299Drama3Stephen Littrell BABBBBBB - -
PN1990 - 1999RTF1Jenifer FlaxbartCABBBCBC - -
PN4001 - 4500Speech Communication1Jenifer FlaxbartC ABBBCBC - -
PN4699 - 5650Journalism1Jenifer FlaxbartCABBBCBC - -
PN6080 - 6085Quotations, General2Jenifer Flaxbart - - B - - - - - - -
PQRomance Literature1Shiela WinchesterCABBABBB - -
PR - PSEnglish/American Literature1Lindsey SchellCBCCCCBC--
PTGermanic Literature1Lindsey SchellCABBABBB - -
Q - QL,QP,QRScience, Math1Bill Kopplin CABBABBB - -
QA 76Computer Science1Bill KopplinCABBBCBCA-
QH 332Bioethics2-BBBBBBBB - -
QMAnatomy3-A - A - - - A - - -
RMedicine, Nursing13Jo Anne Newyear-RamirezA,CAA,BA,CA,CA,CA,C - ,C - -
SAgriculture4-A - AA - AA - - -
T - TPEngineering3Bill Kopplin AAAAAAA - - -
TK6540 - 6720Radio, TV3Jenifer FlaxbartAAAAAAA - - -
TK 7885 - 7895Computer Science3Bill KopplinAAAAAAA - - -
TRPhotography3Jenifer Flaxbart AAAAAAA - - -
TR 845 - 899Cinematography1Jenifer FlaxbartBAAAAAA - -
TSManufactures2Dorothy CarnerAAABAAA - -
TXHuman Ecology1Bill Kopplin CABBBBB - -
U - VMilitary Science1Bill Kopplin AAAAAAAA -
Z 1 - 1000.5Library Science3Joe DobbsBA - BAAB - -
Z 1001 - 4980General Reference1Bill Kopplin CC - B - BBB -
Z5051 - 8999Subject Bibliography1ALLBA - - - BBB -
-Government Documents1Paul Rascoe - B - A - B - CA
-Ethnic Studies1Merry BurlinghamBAABBCBA -
-Accounting/taxes1Dorothy CarnerAABB - BBCC

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