COMPUTER SCIENCE

Subject Librarian: Beth Mohler, Engineering Librarian
Email: beth.mohler@wichita.edu
Phone: 978-5082
Policy created: December 2002
 

Purpose    Scope   Summary     Subjects Excluded   Related Collections   Related Policies
Related Evaluations    Other Factors   Appendix A   Appendix B

A. Purpose of Collection

 

1.   Program Information--The computer science department offers courses of study leading to the BA, BS, or MS.  Several certificate programs are also offered and include, Information Technology Certificate, Computer Competency Certificate, Advanced Computer Competency Certificate, and Internet Competency Certificate.

 

2.   Collection Description—Given that the computer science department only offers Master’s degrees, collecting is at the C level.  The collection is a broad and deep undergraduate and master’s level collection that emphasizes the needs of the WSU community, in addition to the students and faculty of the computer science department.  This does not ignore the fact that the faculty in computer science and many other departments use upper level material in this field. The computer science collection is supplemented by the electrical/computer engineering collection.  Purchasing decisions are often made with both departments in mind and the computer science collection, in particular, benefits from the ECE program offering a PhD. 

 

3.   Anticipated Trends—Conference proceedings have become increasingly important in this field and to the faculty.  This trend will continue.  Due to the amount of publishing in this area, students and faculty will have to rely on the library’s interlibrary loan service.  Other document delivery services will continue to be investigated.
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B. Scope of Coverage

 

1.   Chronological Focus is on current materials, a small collection of classical and historical materials will be bought

2.   Geographic Focus—Primary focus is on U.S. computer societies

3.   Formats and Materials Collected—Primary focus in this subject is on the journal collection and selected conference proceedings to be purchased annually.  E-journals and e-books are formats in which the library’s collection will continue to grow over the next few years. 

4.   Formats and Materials Not Collected—Videos will only be acquired at the specific request of faculty.

5.   Publication/Imprint Dates—Current dates only.  There will be no retrospective collecting unless specifically requested by faculty or to replace missing core materials.

6.   Place of Publication—primarily U.S.

7.   Languages Collected—non-english materials will be bought at the specific request of faculty only
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C. Summary of Subjects Collected and Collecting Levels

     (See Appendix A for Details)

 

D. Subjects Excluded

 

E. Related Collections and Cooperative Efforts—Electrical/Computer Engineering and Mathematics.  Computer architecture, hardware, and control systems will be purchased from ECE funds.  Statistical programming will be purchased from mathematics.

 

F. Related Collection Development Policies—see Electrical/Computer Engineering

 

G. Related Collection Evaluations

 

H. Other Factors—Multiple copies of basic manuals PC programs, software, and operating systems are purchased, concentrating on those used on campus.  A small collection of computer manuals is maintained as Reserve items due to the popularity of these items by faculty, staff, and students outside of the computer science program. 

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Appendix A—Specific Subjects Collected with Levels

 

 

SUBJECT

CL

GL

LC CLASS

Office Automation

D

D

HF5548

Cybernetics

E

E

Q300-390

Bionics

 

E

Q317-321

Pattern Recognition, Perception Theory

C1

C1

Q327

Artificial Intelligence

D

C1

Q334-342

Information Theory

C2

C2

Q350-390

Computer Science-General

C2

C1

QA75.5-76.33

Computer Science-History & Biography

C2

D

QA76.17-76.26

Computer Science-Study & Teaching, Research

D

C2

QA76.27-QA76.36

Computers, General

D

C2

QA76.38-QA76.545

Online Data Processing

D

C1

QA76.55-76.5

Multimedia Systems

 

D

QA76.575

Computer Programming/Languages

C1

C1

QA76.6-76.73

Computer Software

C2

C2

QA76.75-.765

Software Engineering

C1

C1

QA76.758

Application Software

C1

C1

QA76.76.C672

Expert Systems

C1

C1

QA76.76.E95

Hypertext Systems

C2

C2

QA76.76.H94

Interactive Media

C2

C2

QA76.76.I59

Operating Systems

C2

C2

QA76.76.O63

Systems Software

C2

C2

QA76.76.W56

Windows

D

D

QA76.76.W56

Special Computers & Systems

D

D

QA76.8

Access Control, Security

C1

C1

QA76.9.A25

Architecture

C2

C2

QA76.9.A73

Special Topics in Computer Science

D

D

QA76.9

Graph Theory

D

D

QA166

Machine Theory

C2

C2

QA267-268.5

Modeling & Simulation

C2

C1

T57.62

Management Information Systems

C1

C1

T58.6

Computer Networks

C1

D

TK5105.5

Image Processing

D

E

TA1637

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Appendix B – Explanation of Collecting Levels and Codes

 

Written by: Beth Mohler