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XIII. Collecting Level

Defining the level of collecting by subject area will help the library build collections to the level needed by the academic programs offered by the University and also meet the general needs of the campus community.

Level 1 - Minimal Level

Very basic works only, for subject areas that are outside the scope of the University curricula and in which there is little interest of activity.

Level 2 - Basic Information Level

A selective collection of materials that serves to introduce and define a subject and to indicate the varieties of information available elsewhere. It may include dictionaries, encyclopedias, access to appropriate bibliographic databases, selected editions of important works, historical surveys, bibliographies, handbooks, and a few major periodicals. Supports lower level courses.

Level 3 - Instructional/Study Level

Support undergraduate course work and independent research. The collection includes a wide range of basic works in appropriate formats, a significant number of classic retrospective materials, complete collections of the works of more important writers, selections from the works of secondary writers, a selection of representative journals, access to appropriate machine-readable data files, and the reference tools and fundamental bibliographical apparatus pertaining to the subject.

Level 4 - Research Level

Support graduate and research programs. Includes all important reference works and a wide selection of specialized monographs, as well as a very extensive collection of journals and major indexing and abstracting services in the field. Older material is usually retained for historical research and actively preserved.

Since University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer doctoral programs, no subject area will be developed to comprehensive level which aims at exhaustiveness.

Collecting Levels recommended by Departments:

Accounting

Subject: Level

Accounting - incl. auditing (HF5601-5689) 3-4

Finance (HG) 3-4

Tax law (KF6300s) 3-4

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

60%; 30%; 10%

Anthropology

Subject: Level

Anthropology of gender 3

Indians of Middle & S. America 3

Pacific (Oceania) 3

South Asia 3

Anthropology of religion 2

Archaeology 2

Culture & personality 2

Folklore 1

Physical anthropology 1

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

70%; 10-15%; 20%

Art

(no response from Dept)

Subject: Level

Visual arts (N) 3

Print Media (NE) 3

Painting (ND) 3

Sculpture (NB) 3

Graphic arts (NC) 3

Decorative arts (NK) 3

Arts in General (NX) 3

Jewelry making (TS700s) 3

Pottery (TT920; TP785) 3

Industrial painting, photography (TT300s) 3

Architecture (NA) 1

Aesthetics (BH) 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Biology

Subject: Level

General biology - incl. genetics, reproduction, life, ecology, cytology (QH301-705) 3

Invertebrate & vertebrate Zoology - incl. ornithology, ichthyology, mammalogy 3

Microbiology - incl. bacteriology, immunology, virology (QR) 3

Physiology (QP1-348) 3

Pollution (TD) 3

Botany, general - incl. plant taxonomy (QK1-474) 2

Zoology, general 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

40%; 40%; 20%

Business Education

(no response from Dept)

Subject: Level

Business - incl. word processing, office systems, merchandizing, retailing, career planning (HF5001-5780) 3-4

Vocational education (LC1037-1050) 3-4

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Chemistry

Subject: Level

Analytical Chemistry (QD71-145) 2-3

Biochemistry (QP514) 2-3

Inorganic Chemistry (QD146-199) 2

Organic Chemistry (QD241-449) 2-3

Physical & Theoretical Chemistry (QD450-731) 2-3

Chemistry, general 2

Pharmacy (RS) 1

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

35%; 60%; 5%

Communication

Public opinion, communication, crowds (HM258-263) 4

Small group communication (HM133) 3

Organizational communication (HD30.3) 3

Broadcasting (PN1990-1992) 3

Telecommunication, radio, tv, telephone (HE7601-9715) 3

Journalism (PN4699-5650) 3

Oratory, diaries, wit & humor (PN4001-4500; PN6121-6231) 3

Philology (P) 3

Photography (TR) 3

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Communicative Disorders

Subject: Level

Neurology & Psychiatry - incl. speech & lang. disorders(RC321-576) 4

Surgery (RD) 4

Otorhinolaryngology - incl. audiology (RF)

Pediatrics (RJ) 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

35%; 60%; 5%

Counselor Education

Subject: Level

Psychology (BF) 4

Marriage & Family (HQ) 4

Neurology & Psychiatry - incl. psychopathology (RC321-576) 4

School counseling (LB1027.5) 4

Social pathology - incl. human services, drug counseling (HV) 4

Vocational guidance (HF5381) 4

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

85%; 0%; 15%

Curriculum & Instruction

Subject: Level

Theory & practice of education - incl. preschool, K-12 (LB1-2286) 3

Marriage & family (HQ) 3

Social studies, teaching of (H) 3

Mathematics, teaching of (QA) 3

Science, teaching of (Q) 3

Children's literature (PN1008-9) 3

Juvenile fiction (PZ5-8) 3

Psychology (BF) 3

Social Pathology (HV) 3

Education of ethnic groups (LC2628-3950) 2

Art, teaching of (N) 2

Musical instruction & study (MT) 2

School hygiene (LB3401-3499) 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

Undergraduates: 60%; 20%; 20%

Graduates: 25%; 75%; 0%

Economics

(Dept has not responded)

Subject: Level

Economic theory (HB) 4

Economic history & conditions (HC) 3

Land. Agriculture. Industry (HD) 3

Commerce (HF) 3

Finance (HG) 3

Public Finance (HJ) 3

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Educational Foundations

(Dept has not responded)

Subject: Level

Psychology (BF) 4

Marriage & family (HQ) 3

Education, general (L) 3

Education, history (LA) 3

Theory & practice of education (LB) 3

Special aspects of education (LC) 3

Library & library science (Z1-1000) 3

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

English

(Dept has not responded)

Subject: Level

Folklore (GR) 2

Philology (P) 3

Classical lang. & Lit (PA) 3

English Philology & Lang (PE) 3

Oriental lang. & lit (PJ-PL) 2

Literature (PN; PR-PS; PZ) 3

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Finance & Business Law

(Dept has not responded)

Subject: Level

Finance - incl. banking, investment, insurance, taxation, customs, debts, loans (HG-HJ) 3-4

Business law, labor law (KF) 3

Economics (HB-HF) 3

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Foreign Languages

(Dept has not responded)

Subject: Level

Language, French (PC2001-3761) 2

Language, Spanish (PC4001-5498) 2

Language, German (PF3001-5999) 2

Literature, French (PQ1-2686) 3

Literature, Spanish (PQ6001-6676) 3

Literature, German (PT) 3

History, French (DC) 2-3

History, Spanish (DP) 2-3

History, German (DD) 2-3

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Geography

(Dept has not responded)

Subject: Level

Geography (G) 3

Mapmaking (GA) 2

Physical Geography (GB) 3

Oceanography (GC) 2

Anthropogeography (GF) 2

Communities - incl. city planning, urban renewal (HT1-600) 4

Economic history - incl. land, agricultural and industry (HD) 3

Demographics (HB848-3700) 3

Meteorology (QC851-999) 3

Environmental resources (TD) 3

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Geology

Dept has not responded

Subject: Level

Geology (QE) 3

Oceanography (GC) 2

Engineering, mining & metallurgy (TN) 2

Environmental technology (TD) 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Health, Physical Education & Coaching

Subject: Level

Physical education - incl. dance (GV) 3

Public health (RA3-1000) 3

Anatomy (QM) 2

Physiology (QP1-350) 2-3

Internal Medicine (RC1-109) 2

Surgery (RD) 2

Pharmacology (RM) 2

Animal culture (SF) 2

Fish culture (SH) 2

Hunting sports (SK) 2

Home economics (TX) 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

20%; 60%; 20%

History

Subject: Level

History: Great Britain (DA) 4

History: U.S. 20th C (E740-839) 4

History: U.S. other periods (E1-738) 3

History: U.S. state & local (F1-999) 3

History: Central America (F1421-1577) 3

History: Mexico (F1201-1392) 3

History: General (D) 3

History: France, Germany (DC-DD) 3

History: Russia (DK) 3

History: Asia (DS) 3

History: Africa (DT) 3

Economic history (HC) 3

Biography (CT) 3

Civilization (CB) 2

History: Austro-Hungarian Empire (DB) 2

History: Mediterranean, Netherlands ... Eastern Europe (DE-DR) 2

History: Oceania (DU) 2

History: Canada (F1000-1170) 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

65%; 25%; 10%

Management

Subject: Level

Production, Ind. management (HD1-91) 4

Production management (TS155-193) 4

State & Industrial organization (HD3611-4730) 4

Economic production (HC) 4

Management information systems, Decision support systems (T55.4-60; HF5548.2) 4

Labor (HD4801-8942) 3

Personnel management (HF5549) 3

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

10%; 80+%; 10%

Management Computer Science

Subject: Level

Mathematics (QA) 3

Technical, general works (T) 3

Engineering, electric (TK) 3

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

Marketing

(Dept has not responded)

Subject: Level

Commerce - incl. marketing, advertising, tariff policy (HF) 4

Industry (HD2321-4800) 4

Economic production (HC) 4

Mathematical statistics (QA276-280) 3

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Mathematics

(Dept has not responded)

Subject: Level

Mathematics: general - incl. computer science (QA1-99) 3

Algebra (QA150-299) 3

Calculus (QA300-433) 3

Geometry (QA140-799) 2-3

Analytic mechanics (QA801-939) 2

Arithmetics (QA101-145) 2

Statistics (HA1-9999) 2-3

Linear programming (T57.74)

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Leadership & Military Science

Subject: Level

Military science: general (U) 3

Infantry (UD) 3

Cavalry (UE) 3

Artillery (UF) 3

Military science: engineering (UG) 3

Leadership (HM141) 3

History (D-F) 2

Psychology - incl. motivation, assessments, counseling (BF) 2

Navy (V-VM) 1

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

35%; 25%; 40%

Music

(Dept has not responded)

Subject: Level

Music: collected works (M1-4) 4

Music: history & criticism (ML159-3799) 4

Music: instruction & study (MT6-169) 4

Music: instrumental (M5-1494) 3

Music: vocal (M1495-9999) 3

Music: general (ML1-158) 3

Theory of musical instruction (MT1-5) 3

Instrumental technics (MT170-819) 3

Singing & voice culture (MT820-9999) 3

Music: philosophy & physics (ML3800-2924) 2

Music: fiction and juvenile literature (ML3925-) 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Philosophy

Subject: Level

Philosophy: general - incl. individual philosophers (B) 3

Epistemology (BD143-236) 3

Ethics (BJ) 3

Religions - incl. hinduism, toaism, confuscianism, shinto, African religions, religious cults, philosophy of religion (BL) 3

Buddhism (BQ) 3

Christianity: general (BR) 3

Feminist philosophy (HQ1101-2030) 3

Logic (BC) 2

Aesthetics (BH) 2

Judaism, Islam (BM-BP) 2

Christianity, specific - incl. bible, theology, denominations & sects (BS-BX) 1-2

Social philosophy (H61) 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

90%; 10%; 0%

Physics

Subject: Level

Atomic Physics, relativity (QC170-220) 3

Electricity & Magnetism (QC501-798) 3

Astronomy (QB) 2

Physics, general (QC1-75) 2

Experimental Mechanics (QC120-168) 2

Heat (QC251-338) 2

Optics (QC350-496) 2

Electrical, nuclear engineering (TK) 2

Geophysics (QC801-999) 1

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

40%; 50%; 10%

Political Science

Subject: Level

Political Theory (JC) 3

Constitutional Hist & Adm (JF) 3

Constitutional Hist & Adm, U.S. (JK) 3

Constitutional Hist & Adm, Europe (JN) 3

Federal law (KF) 3

Social welfare (HV) - incl. criminology (HV6001-9999) 3

Constitutional Hist & Adm. Asia (JQ) 2

Local government (JS) 2

International law (JX) 2

History (D,E,F) 2

Socialism (HX) 2

Military science (U) 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

90%; 10%; 0%

Psychology

Subject: Level

Psychology (BF) 4

Social psychology (HM) 4

Psychiatry (RC435-576) 4

Marriage & Family (HQ) 4

Educational psychology (LB1051-1500) 4

Nervous system & senses (QP351-500) 2

Pediatrics (RJ) 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

Undergraduates: 50%; 25%; 25%

Graduates: 25%; 70%; 5%

Safety Studies

Subject: Level

Ergonomics (TA) 4

Product safety (TS, T54-55) 3

Safety law (KF1619) 3

Building construction (TH) 3

Motor vehicles (TL) 3

Industrial hygiene (RC963-969) 3

Public health, Hygiene, Preventive medicine (RA421-790) 3

Drug education (HV675-677) 3

Pollution (TD) 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

10%; 60%; 30%

School Business Management

(Dept has not responded)

Subject: Level

School law (LB2503) 4

School administration & org. (LB2801-3095) 4

School architecture & equip. (LB3201-3325) 3

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Social Work

(Dept has not responded)

Subject: Level

Marriage & family (HQ) 4

Social welfare (HV) 4

Neurology & Psychiatry (RC) 4

Psychology (BF) 4

Medicine, public health (RA) 3

Welfare law (KF) 2

Social history (HN) 2

Communities (HT) 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Sociology

Subject: Level

Sociology, general works (HM) 4

Marriage & family (HQ) 4

Social welfare (HV) 4

Neurology & Psychiatry (RC) 4

Social history (HN) 4

Communities (HT) incl. classes 4

Psychology (BF) 3

Demography (HB848-3700) 3

Medicine, public health (RA) 3

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Special Education

Subject: Level

Exceptional children (LC4001-4801) 4

Neurology & psychiatry (RC321) 4

Pediatrics (RJ) 4

Educational psychology (LB1051) 3

Psychology (BF) 3

Marriage & family (HQ) 3

Social welfare (HV) 3

Teaching (LB1025-1050) 3

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

20%; 20%; 60%

Theatre and Dance

Subject: Level

Drama (PN1600-1864) 3

Theater: acting, staging, production (PN2000-3299) 3

Theater in the U.S. (PN2220-2298) 3

Costumes (GT500-2370) 3

Theater in in Americas, except U.S. (PN2300-2554) 2

Theater in Europe (PN2570-2859) 2

Theater in Asia, Africa, Oceania (PN2860-3030) 2

Dance (GV1580-1799) 2

Literature: American since 1960 (PS3550) 2

Literature: British since 1960 (PR6050) 2

Shakespeare (PR2750) 2

Theater: Children's & college(PN3151-3191) 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

Women's Studies

(Dept has not responded)

Interdisciplinary, unable to pinpoint classifications beyond the ones listed below:

Subject: Level

Labor (HD4801-8900) 3

Marriage & Family (HQ1-1059) 3

Women & Feminism (HQ1101-) 3

Education of women (LC1401-2625) 2

Gynecology & obstetrics (RG) 2

Proportionate use of monographs, periodicals, non-print:

N/A

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