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III. Policies: Communications

I. Purpose:

Materials are purchased to support the research and teaching in the Department of Communication.

A. Curricular emphasis:
Interpersonal and group communication; organizational and institutional communication; rhetoric and public communication.

 

B. Research emphasis:
Interpersonal and group communication; organizational and institutional communication; rhetoric and public communication.

 

C. Level of Degrees granted:
BA, MA, PhD.

 

D. Special Studies Programs:

 

E. Other Subjects That Overlap and Utilize Materials:
Psychology, Economics, Political Science, Education, Business.

 

F. Institutes or Labs That Utilize Materials:

 

G. Special Populations Outside University That Utilize Materials:
Teachers, journalists, media personnel, public patrons.

H. Other Considerations:

II. General Collection Guidelines:

A. Methods of Acquiring Materials:
General library approval plan via Blackwell North America, select firm orders via various vendors, special orders for faculty and students per request.  Gift materials accepted based on needs of collection.

 

B. Languages:
Primarily English.

 

C. Chronological Guidelines:
Emphasis on current materials.

 

D. Geographical Guidelines:
Primarily American, some foreign.

 

E. Treatment of Subject:
Popular works collected only if exceptional quality. Textbooks not generally purchased.

 

F. Types of Materials:
Indexes and abstracts generally acquired in electronic format. Books and serials to support programs. Serials usually purchased in electronic format. AV formats and dissertations as required.

 

G. Date of Publication:
Current with some retrospective as needed.

 

H. Other General Considerations:
Materials generally housed in Norlin stacks.  Older materials may be in offsite storage (PASCAL).

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class

P87-96        Communications.  Mass media.

P94.7           Interpersonal communications.

P95-95.6     Oral Communication.

P99-99.4     Semiotics-Signs and symbols

P99.5-99.6  Nonverbal communications.