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III. Policies: Engineering

  • Subject name: Engineering
  • Bibliographer: Jack Maness
  • Other subject responsibilities: Astronomy/Astrophysics, Physics
  • Address: 184 UCB, Engineering Library
  • Phone: 303-492-4545
  • Email: Jack.Maness@colorado.edu

I. Purpose:
The L.H. Gemmill Engineering Library supports the teaching and research of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

A. Curricular emphasis:
The engineering disciplines served by the library are: Aerospace Engineering Sciences; Chemical and Biological Engineering; Civil and Architectural Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and Engineering Physics.


B. Research emphasis:
Major research thrusts in the College include biotechnology and bioengineering, earth systems and environmental engineering, information technology, materials science and engineering, and space sciences and engineering.


C. Level of Degrees granted:
BS, MA, ME, PhD.


D. Special Studies Programs:
Herbst Humanities, Invention and Entrepreneurship.


E. Other Subjects That Overlap and Utilize Materials:
Business, Environmental Design, Geology, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science


F. Institutes or Labs That Utilize Materials:

Interdisciplinary Research Centers:
The BioServe Space Technologies Center
The Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water and Environmental Systems
The Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Packaging of Microwave, Optical, and Digital Electronics
The Center for Aerospace Structures
The Center for Applied Parallel Processing
The Center for Drinking Water Optimization
The Center for Fundamentals and Application of Photopolymerization
The Center for LifeLong Learning and Design
The Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
The Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research
The Colorado Center for Information Storage
The Colorado Center for Power Electronics
The Colorado Institute for Research in Biotechnology
The Colorado RNA Center
The International Center for Standards Research
The Joint Center for Combustion and Environmental Research
The Membrane Applied Science and Technology
The Microelectronic Devices in Cardiovascular Applications
The Optoelectronic Computing Systems Center
Center for Advanced Training in Engineering & Computer Science. (CATECS)
Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory. (ITLL).
Discovery Learning Center (DLC).

G. Special Populations Outside University That Utilize Materials:
Professional engineers working in industry and at government laboratories in Boulder.


H. Other Considerations:
Practical, local: Materials housed at the Gemmill Library from selected engineering disciplines may be useful to the Facilities Management Operations at the University of Colorado and to the City of Boulder.

II. General Collection Guidelines:

A. Methods of Acquiring Materials:
Requests from engineering faculty and students, approval plan for books from Blackwell North American, catalog


B. Languages:
Primarily English. Occasionally other Western languages.


C. Chronological Guidelines:
Emphasis is on current materials. Some historical resources may be purchased selectively.


D. Geographical Guidelines:
Primarily American.


E. Treatment of Subject:
Current research on engineering is collected on a broad basis. History of technology is collected selectively. Lower division textbooks generally will not be collected. Popular treatments of engineering topics may be collected on a selective basis.


F. Types of Materials:
Current books and journals are emphasized. Standards are acquired on an as-needed basis. Material in electronic format is encouraged. Relevant indexes and abstracts are generally acquired in electronic format. Some material is collected in microform. Directories of research facilities, practitioners and other programs are collected. Theses and dissertations are collected selectively and primarily at the request of the faculty and graduate students. Limited audio/visual materials are purchased.


G. Date of Publication:
Emphasis on current materials.


H. Other General Considerations:
Older serials, monographs, and current materials duplicated by electronic access are being transferred to the PASCAL facility.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

Class Q, Science: QA, QC, QD

QA Mathematics
QC Physics
QD Chemistry

Class T, Technology : T to TP, TS

T General
TA Engineering -- General and Civil
TC Hydraulic Engineering
TD Environmental Technology. Environmental Protection. Pollution Sanitary Engineering
TE Highway Engineering
TF Railroad Engineering
TG Bridge Construction
TH Building Construction
TJ Mechanical Engineering and Machinery
TK Electrical Engineering. Electronics. Nuclear Engineering
TL Motor Vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
TN Mining Engineering. Metallurgy
TP Chemical Technology
TS Manufactures