Guidelines for Electrical and Computer Engineering
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels
Collections in Electrical and Computer Engineering support a research agenda consistent with research enterprise at a Carnegie Research Intensive (Very High Research) institution with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in the field.
The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering offers a B.S. in mechanical engineering with a track in nuclear engineering, an M.S. in mechanical and nuclear engineering, and a Ph.D. in engineering with mechanical engineering track. With both undergraduate and graduate degrees, Virginia Commonwealth University is the leading provider of nuclear engineering education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the VCU Libraries builds the collection with this in mind.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
Emphasis is on current imprints. Older materials, for example, classics, are added to the collection whenever necessary. Journal backfiles are purchased to fill gaps and to augment the collection.
Treatment of Subject.
Primary emphasis is on graduate and professional texts reporting current research. Upper division texts are acquired selectively. Lower division textbooks are not generally acquired.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Monographs and periodicals are the principal materials with preference for electronic format. Conference proceedings and symposia are also collected. Video materials support teaching and research in the department.
3. Area Resources.There are no comparable resources in the area.
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
Resources for Electrical and Computer Engineering are collected at a research level (4).