Guidelines for Mathematics
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 Mathematics support a research agenda consistent with research enterprise at a Carnegie Research Intensive (Very High Research) institution with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the field.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences with concentrations in applied mathematics, computer science, mathematics, operations research, and statistics. The curriculum provides a foundation for the student seeking to enter a vocation with a technological orientation and for the student who wishes to pursue graduate study. In addition, the department offers the Master of Science Degree in Mathematical Sciences with concentrations in mathematics, applied mathematics, operations research, statistics, statistical computing, applied computational mathematics, discrete structures, and other areas. The department also offers a Ph.D. in Systems Modeling and Analysis jointly with the Department of Operations Research.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
English is the primary language of the collection. Foreign or multi-language monographic and serial titles are collected selectively, particularly research works of international importance or value.
Emphasis is on current imprints, particularly the latest editions of core texts. Older materials, for example, classics, are added to the collection whenever necessary. Journal backfiles are purchased to fill gaps and to augment the collection.
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 local resources that impinge upon the collecting decisions.
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels.Resources for Mathematics are collected at a research level (4).