Collection Policies

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
DECISION SCIENCES

 

Purpose
General Collection Guidelines
Collecting Codes
 
PURPOSE

 To support faculty research and instruction leading to the undergraduate emphasis (for the B.S. in Business Administration) in Decision Sciences. In the Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, the Decision Sciences (DS) degree emphasizes computer literacy, computer-based business applications and programming, decision models for management, and operations research. A broad perspective of business environments and processes, including international business systems, however, is also necessary. Because DS is multidisciplinary, other departments involved in business processes, industrial psychology, and electrical engineering may share resources. There is a strong overlap with Information Systems, which has a separate collection policy.

GENERAL COLLECTION GUIDELINES

 Language: English is the primary language of the collection. Non-English materials will be collected selectively.

 Chronological Guidelines: Current research is emphasized. Because DS is a relatively "young" discipline, gaps in research for the past ten years could be filled in.

Geographical Guidelines: Although the greatest emphasis is on research in the United States, the international focus of DS requires that studies of the information systems of all parts of the world be collected selectively.

Treatment of Subject: Theoretical research, practical applications, and works on methodology are widely acquired, as are undergraduate-level and upper-division books in general DS.

Types of Material: Scholarly journals, whether in print or electronic format, are essential for keeping current in DS and in all areas of business and computer systems. Periodical indexes and table-of-contents services (e.g., ABI/Inform, INSPEC, and several others are available electronically), and serial bibliographies are necessary. Printed monographs are also essential.

Refereed conference proceedings are selectively acquired. Electronic reference materials (including business directories, statistics, etc) and other sources will be acquired selectively. Numerous resources in all areas of business and computer science are increasingly available via the Internet and can be accessed through the Library's Web site.

Date of Publication: Emphasis is on the acquisition of current publications.

Other General Considerations:

SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS AND COLLECTING CODES
key to collecting codes
 
 
 LC Class Subject Descriptors Collection 
Code
HD 30-58 Decision Support Systems 
Operations Research
3
HF 5548 Electronic Data Processing 3
T 58 Decision Support Systems 
Management Information Systems 
Operations Research
3
 

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Bibliographer:
Karen Vaughan