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I. Purpose and Program Description

A. Library's Collection Development Objectives

The collection's first purpose is to support the three baccalaureate level programs in communication. The library also seeks to support master's degree level coursework in Speech-language Pathology and Audiology. Secondary support is directed to faculty teaching and research and research assistance to local area communication professionals. The interdisciplinary nature of this area requires that students and faculty consult related collections in the library.

B. Curricular Program Description

At the bachelor's degree level, the communication program includes three areas of concentration: 1) Speech communication, which studies rhetoric and communication theories from the classical through the contemporary periods, criticism, communication theory and practice, empirical research, political communication, and small group & public communication; 2) Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology studies speech and auditory disorders and rehabilitation programs; 3) Mass Communication concentration includes studies in journalism, broadcasting, public relations and advertising. There are also programs in speech communication education at both the baccalaureate and master's degree levels.

C. Overlap with Other Academic Disciplines and Library Collections

Anthropology, Art, Drama, International Studies, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.


II. General Selection Guidelines

A. Languages: English is the principal language of the collection. Foreign language material are excluded. Works written in languages other than English are purchased very selectively and usually in English translation.

B. Chronological Coverage: Emphasis is on the 20th-century forward, but no period is excluded from consideration for the collection.             

C. Geographical Coverage: No restrictions. However, primary emphasis is on communication media in the western world, scholarly works from ancient Greece and Rome, etc. are included.

D. Types of Materials: Included are encyclopedias, handbooks, directories, dictionaries, anthologies, research reports, abstracts, indices, bibliographies, biographies, symposium proceedings, monographs and journals. Dissertations and theses are purchased selectively. All depository items issued by the Superintendent of Documents are acquired.

E. Imprint Date: Current in-print publications receive priority; however, selected retrospective publications are purchased in available formats as budget permits.

F. Physical Format: Hardbound and paperbound books are selected extensively. Pamphlets, serials, and periodicals are collected selectively.   Microforms and audiovisuals are collected very selectively in consultation with the Communications liaison and Dean of the Library. Software and books with media are excluded.

G. Treatment of Subject: Publications encompassing three broad areas are included: 1) mass media and society; journalism and copyrighting, 2) theories of communication; small group, public, interpersonal, and political communication, 3) speech pathologies; developmental aspects and disorders.   Works written on a popular level are excluded.

H. Place of Publication: Emphasis is given to materials published in the United States, Canada and the U.K.. Materials from all other places are collected selectively.

I. Acquisitions Plans Affecting Speech/Communications:

1.) Standing Orders:

Broadcasting Yearbook
Sights and Sounds
Speech Index

2.) Approval Plans: Blackwell North America: Forms; Baker & Taylor: Forms.

J. Major Assessment/Selection Tools: American Reference Books Annual; Blum, E. Basic Books in the Mass Media; Books for College Libraries; Broadcasting in America; Cates, J. Journalism; Choice. Encyclopedia of Communications; Sheehy, Eugene P. Guide to Reference Books.

K. Weeding/Replacement: Currency is not a primary criterion for assessment, thus weeding/replacement is kept to an absolute minimum.   Materials for weeding or replacement are evaluated in accordance with the General Collection Management and DEVELOPMENT Policy statement on Weeding/Replacement.

L. Classifications That Define the Scope of the Collection:

HE - Transportation and communication
PN - Literature. General literary history and collections. Performing arts

M. Recommended Collection Level: 2b-3aE

Library Liaison: Kneip             Subject: SPEECH/COMUNICATIONS



Collection Level

LC Class Descriptor Existing Strength Desired Strength
B 840 Philosophy. Semantics 1b 2b
HE 7601-8699 Telecommunications (Gen'l) 1b 1b
HE 8700 Television 1a 2b
HF 5801-6191 Advertising 2a 2b
HM 132-132 Interpersonal Relations 1b 3a
HM 258 Communications. Mass Media 1a 2b
HM 261-263 Public Opinion. Public Relations. Propaganda 2b 2b
HN 90.M3 Sociology. Mass Media 1b 2a
HN 90.P8 Public Opinion 1a 2a
KF 1262 Invasion of Privacy 2b 2a
KF 1266 Libel. Slander 1b 2a
KF 4298-4302 Motion Pictures 2b 2a
KF 4770-4783 Freedom of Expression 2b 2b
NE 400-800 Print Media. History 1a 2b
P 87-94 Communication. Mass Media 2a 2b
P 95-95.6 Oral Communication. Speech 1a 2b
P 95.8-96 Political and Other Special Aspects 1a 2b
P 99-99.5 Semiotics. Signs. Nonverbal Communication 1a 2a
P 120 Sexism in Langugae. Language Change 0 1b
P 215-240 Phonetics 1a 3a
P 241-300 Morphology. Syntax 0 3a
PE 1133-1135 Phonology. Phonetics 1a 3a
PE 1141-1153 Spelling 1a 1a
PE 1171-1395 Morphology. Syntax 1b 3a
PN 173-185 Rhetoric 2a 3a
PN 1990-1992 Radio. Television Broadcasts 1a 2b
PN 1993-1993 Motion Pictures 1a 2a
PN 1993.5 Motion Pictures. History (General) 1b 2a
PN 1995.3- Motion Pictures. Criticism 1a 2a
PN 4001-4321 Oratory. Speech. Debate 1a 3a
PN 4700-4734 Journalism. The Press (General) 1b 2b
PN 4735-4749 The Press. Relation to the State. Regulations 2b 2b
PN 4756-4781 The Press. Ethics. Editing. Reporting. General 1a 2b
PN 4784 Special Topics, A-Z 1a 1b
PN 4801-4836 History, General 1a 3a
PN 4840-4857 Journalism: United States 2a 2b
PN 4858-4867 United States. Special Periods 1a 2b
PN 4877-4898 Newspapers. Magazines, General (U.S.) 1b 1b
PN 4899 Magazines, Special Newspapers 1b 2b
PN 4900 Magazines, Special Magazines, A-Z 1b 2b
PN 4901-4920 Journalism. Canada 0 1b
PN 5111-5140 Journalism. Britain 1a 1b
PN 5160-5645 Journalism. Other Countries 0 1b
PN 6121-6140 Orations. Letters 1b 2b
PR 1321-1329 Oratory 0 2b
PR 1361-1369 Essays 1a 2b
PS 660-688 Oratory. Essays 1b 2b
QC 221-246 Acoustics. Sound (Physics) 1a 2a
QP 306 Voice and Speech (Physiology) 1b 3a
QP 461-471 Hearing 2b 3a
RC 423-427 Speech and Language Disorders (Medicine) 2b 3a
RF 290-291.5 Audiology 2b 3a
TK 5101 Telecommunications. Telegraph. General Works 1a 2b
TK 5102 Dictionaries. Encyclopedias 0 3a
TK 6540-6571 Radio 1a 2b
TK 6630-6720 Television 0 2b
TK 1 Photography. General Works 0 2b
TK 9 Photography. Reference Works 2a 2b
TK 15 Photography. History 1a 2b
TR 139-145 Biography 1a 2b
TR 250-285 Cameras 0 2b
TR 287-500 Photographic Processing 0 2a
TR 590-620 Lighting 0 1b
TR 640-685 Artistic Photography 0 2b
TR 647 Works of Individual Photographers, A-Z 1a 2a
TR 650-654 Collections 1a 2a
TR 660 Landscape Photography 0 1b
TR 674-681 Human Figures. Portraits 0 1b
TR 692-693 Scientific & Technical Applications 1a 1b
TR 721-729 Nature Photography 2a 1b
TR 780 Stereophotography 0 1b
TR 810 Aerial Photography 0 1b
TR 820 Photojournalism 0 2b
TR 845-852 Cinematography. Motion Picture 1a 2a
TR 892-899 Applied Cinematography. Sound 1a 2a
Z 657-659 Freedom of the Press. Censorship 1a 2b
Z 5630 Communication 2b 2b
Z 6940-6962 Periodicals. Newspapers 1b 2b
Z 7711 Television 0 2b

Rev. 12/3/1996, 8/26/2002, 1/19/2011

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