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ADULT COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

SUBJECT: APPLIED SCIENCES -- 600


Description: The library will collect books and other materials pertaining to applied sciences and technology such as medicine, engineering, home economics, business, manufacturing, furnishings, buildings, construction and carpentry.

Influencing Factors: The surrounding college and university libraries are available for in-depth research. Two medical libraries associated with Saint Louis University and Washington University, respectively, are excellent resources for medical information.

Retention: Currency, accuracy of content, and condition of the material will be the criteria used to evaluate the collection for retention or withdrawal of items.

Current selection: Materials of varying levels of difficulty, as well as basic handbooks and manuals, will be purchased for the general, non-specialist library user. Some materials may be augmented by CD-ROM products, especially in the reference area.

Retrospective selection: Materials with obsolete information or theories will be discarded; all general works which have been superseded, unless they are classics in their field, will be removed from the collection. Currency of material will be of the essence, especially when evaluating the medical, scientific and business areas of the 600s.

LIBRARIES:

A mini-branch
B general purpose branch
C regional branch
D regional specialization

LEGEND:

0 no collection (except by popular demand)
1 minimal level
2 basic level
3 support level
4 comprehensive level
5 exhaustive (research) level

    A B C D
600

APPLIED SCIENCES/TECHNOLOGY

0 1 3  
603 dictionaries & encyclopedias 0 1 3  
608 invention/patents 0 1 3 4 (SP-B)
610 Medical Sciences 1 2 3  
611 anatomy/cytology/histology 0 1 2  
617 surgery/related special 0 1 2  
619 experimental medicine 0 0 2  
620 Engineering/Allied Operations 0 1 2  
621 applied physics 1 2 3  
629 other branches 2 2 3  
630 Agriculture 0 1 2  
635 horticulture 1 2 3  
636 animal husbandry 1 2 3  
638 insect culture 0 1 2  
640 Home Economics/Family Living 1 2 3  
641 food and drink 1 2 3  
642 meal/table service 0 1 2  
643 housing and household equipment 1 2 3  
646 sewing/clothing/management of
personal and family living
1 2 3  
650 Management & Auxiliary Services 1 1 3 4 (SP-B)
651 office services 1 2 3  
652 written communication 1 2 3  
658 general management 1 2 3  
660 Chemical Engineering 0 0 2  
663 beverage technology 1 1 2  
664 food technology 0 1 2  
666 ceramic/allied technology 0 1 2  
670 Manufacturing 0 1 2  
677 textiles 0 1 2  
680 Specific Uses 0 1 2  
684 furnishings/home workshop 1 2 3  
690 Buildings 0 1 3  
694 wood construction/carpentry 1 2 3