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Collection Development Policies - Business

Business Collection

  1. Introduction
    To support undergraduate and graduate instruction and research through the PhD. Emphasis is in the areas of business economics, international business, marketing, finance, accounting, operations and systems.
    1. Purpose of the policy statement
    2. Audience
    3. Description of institution/department and clientele
    4. Brief overview of the collection
      1. History of the collection
      2. Collection strengths and weaknesses
      3. Subject areas emphasized or deemphasized
      4. Collection locations
  2. Scope of Coverage
    1. Languages collected and excluded
      The material collected is almost exclusively in English. There are however, occasional publications in Western European languages such as German, French, Spanish, and Italian.
    2. Geographical areas covered and excluded
      International, with emphasis on the United States. Recent areas of emphasis include the Pacific rim and the People's Republic of China.

    3. Chronological periods covered and excluded
      The main emphasis is on the present. There are, however, some materials on business and accounting history, usually no earlier than 1800.

    4. ,Dates of publication of materials collected; current vs. retrospective coverage

    5. Formats collected and excluded
      The primary goal is the acquisition of appropriate databases, both numeric and textual, to meet the research needs of the faculty and students. Journals, both popular and scholarly, are also a priority, the latter in electronic format. Current monographs, both popular and scholarly, are acquired. No duplication is made of resources available elsewhere on the IUB campus.
  3. Collecting Responsibility

  4. Related Collections

    The Kelley School of Business shares interests in economics with the Department of Economics. Also there are some areas of mutual interest with Journalism, SLIS, School of Public Health, Home Economics, Computer Science, and Law. Items available in the Main Library, campus libraries, and other collections are not duplicated. Since both Business and SPEA collections are housed in the same library, there are a few areas in which there is common interest. General management and regulation are the prime examples. In many areas, the two Schools, however, tend to emphasize different aspects of a problem. In transportation, the School of Business emphasizes the financial aspects, while SPEA is more interested in local delivery of services. In taxes, the major interest in the KSOB is in federal taxes; in SPEA, local and state taxes. In the area of energy and utilities, the KSOB is interested in the financial aspects, while SPEA is interested in such problems as new methods of creating energy and in such related areas as air pollution. In general, the ISOB is interested in major problems. The Swain Hall Library has materials on computers, operations research, and pure mathematics, which are used by the Business faculty. Journalism has material on advertising, with emphasis on theoretical aspects.

  5. Principal Sources of Supply and Major Selection Tools
  6. Preservation
    1. Criteria for selection for preservation and/or mass deacidification

    2. High-priority areas of the collection for preservation review and treatment
  7. Selection Criteria for ALF

  8. Digital Projects
    1. Criteria for selection for digitization

    2. Priorities for collections to be digitized
  9. Other Resources and Libraries
    There are a number of small departmental libraries in the KSOB containing textbooks and basic journals. The material housed in these libraries are uncatalogued and are used only by those associated with the departments.

  10. Consortial Agreements





Business Collection

Revised April 2012


last updated: 9/5/2012