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Collection Development Policies - Speech and Hearing

Speech and Hearing

  1. Introduction
    1. Purpose of the policy statement
      To describe the collections and collection development guidelines for Speech and Hearing.

    2. Audience
      Faculty and students in the Department of Speech and Hearing, Library Administrators, and IU librarians with related collections including collection managers for medical sciences and physics.

    3. Description of institution/department and clientele
      The Department of Speech and Hearing has four areas of concentration, namely, Language Sciences and Disorders; Hearing Sciences and Disorders; Speech and Voice Sciences and Disorders; and American Sign Language. The department offers both a B.A. and a B. S., and Speech and Hearing can also be a minor. Most undergraduate students train for speech-language pathology or audiology. An M.A. is offered in either Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. Students can also earn a Ph.D. in Speech and Voice Sciences, Language Sciences, or Auditory Sciences. A Clinical Doctorate in Audiology is also available. The department maintains fourteen laboratories for research and two clinics that offer services to area residents.

    4. Brief overview of the collection
      1. Collection locations
        Virtually all the collection is housed in the Main Library. However, within the Research Collections the material is very scattered because speech and hearing is represented in a number of areas in the Library of Congress classification system. Some books on the anatomy and physiology of the ear are shelved in the Life Sciences Library, and the Swain Hall Library also has relevant material.
  2. Scope of Coverage
    1. Languages collected and excluded
      Only materials in English are selected.

    2. Geographical areas covered and excluded
      Virtually all the materials focus on U.S. clinical work and research.

    3. Chronological periods covered and excluded
      Only materials that focus on current research and clinical practices are acquired.

    4. Dates of publication of materials collected; current vs. retrospective coverage
      Only current materials are acquired.

    5. Formats collected and excluded
      The collection consists almost exclusively of print materials but some journals are also made available electronically when the option exists.
  3. Collecting Responsibility
    Elizabeth Hanson.

  4. Related Collections
    The Life Sciences and Swain Hall Library collections.

  5. Principal Sources of Supply and Major Selection Tools
    Many Speech and Hearing books are included in Blackwell's Approval Plan.

  6. Preservation
    1. Criteria for selection for preservation and/or mass deacidification
      Since only current materials are emphasized, no older materials would be considered for preservation or deacidification.

    2. High-priority areas of the collection for preservation review and treatment
  7. Selection Criteria for ALF
    Older segments of long serial runs and monographs published before 1990.

  8. Digital Projects
    1. Criteria for selection for digitization
      Digitization is not considered appropriate. The collection is very small and basic.

    2. Priorities for collections to be digitized
  9. Other Resources and Libraries
    The Ruth Lilly Medical Library in Indianapolis contains relevant materials that can be requested by Speech and Hearing Sciences faculty, students and staff.

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Revised April 2012

last updated: 4/30/2012