Collection Policies

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY

OCCUPATIONAL AND TECHNICAL STUDIES

Purpose

General Collection Guidelines

Subject Divisions

Collecting Codes

PURPOSE

The Department of Occupational and Technical Studies offers five majors leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. These majors include: (1) marketing education, (2) technology education, (3) training specialist, (4) fashion, and (5) industrial technology.

At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Science in Education. The three concentration areas available are:

§         community college teaching (occupational and technical)

§         Middle/secondary career and technical education teaching

§         Business and industry training (training professionals)

A major within the Certificate of Advanced Study is offered jointly with the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling. There is a cognate in human resources development for students in the urban education concentration of the PhD in Urban Studies. This cognate includes several courses in adult education.  Additionally available are licensure-only programs in technology education and in marketing teacher education.

Students seeking the Master of Science in Engineering—Modeling and Simulation Concentration, Simulation-based Instruction, take at least 7 OTED graduate-level courses.

A large number of the OTS (Occupational and Technical Studies) and OTED (Occupational and Technical Education) courses are broadcast from Gornto, the Peninsula Center and the Virginia Beach Center to distance learners.

GENERAL COLLECTION GUIDELINES

Language Guidelines: English will be the primary language of the collection. English language translations of foreign works will be collected on a selective basis. Non-English language materials will generally not be collected except in special circumstances.

Chronological Guidelines: The collection focuses on works of current practice and research in marketing, business, technology and vocational education, training and development, fashion, and merchandising. Historical works will be collected selectively.

Geographical Guidelines: In all subject areas American practice is emphasized. However, the areas of marketing and technology offer opportunities to selectively review materials published internationally.

Treatment of Subject: Materials at the undergraduate level will be collected broadly in all subject areas. A narrower range of materials will be collected at the graduate level and in supporting specialty areas of faculty research.

Types of Material: The Library will collect scholarly monographs including bibliographies, conference proceedings and reference works. Serials that support the curriculum will be collected with an emphasis on those involving marketing and technology. Many state and federal publications support research in this area. Popular as well as scholarly works in fashion may be collected.

Electronic databases, indexes to scholarly journal articles, support research in the library and at remote sites and should continue to be acquired.

Date of Publication: Current materials published within the past five years will receive priority. Particularly in the areas of industrial technology, technology education, and fashion current materials will be emphasized.

Other General Considerations:

SUBJECT DIVISIONS

Emphasis in Collecting by Subject

(1) Marketing Education: Works are collected on methods of teaching marketing and related subjects such as buying, advertising, and sales at the secondary level.

(2) Technology Education: Works are collected on methods of teaching technology education in the secondary and middle schools.

(3) Training Specialist: Works are collected on methods of designing, developing, and presenting training in business settings.

(4) Fashion: Works are collected on fashion history, buying, fashion coordinators, fashion designers and merchandise managers.

(5) Industrial Technology: Works are collected on manufacturing and production, industrial materials, and management concerns for persons entering industry as supervisors or trainers.

 COLLECTING CODES

key to collecting codes

LC CLASS

SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS

COLLECTION CODE

COMMENTS

HD5715-HD5715.5

Occupational Training

3b

 

HD6958.5-HD6976

Industrial Relations

3b

 

HD9850-HD9869

Textile Industry (economics)

3

 

HD9940

Fashion Merchandising (marketing)

3a

 

HF5351

Theory of Business

3a

 

HF5381-HF5382.5

Vocational Guidance

3

 

HF5381

Careers and Vocational Guidance

3

 

HF5381.5

Vocational Interests (Occupations)

3

 

HF5415-HF5416

Marketing (Decision making, pricing, sales)

3b

 

HF5415.13

Marketing Management

3b

 

HF5415.2

Marketing Research

3b

 

HF5415.3

Consumer Research

3b

 

LB1025-LB1050.7

Teaching Principles and Practices

3a

 

LB1028.43

Computer Managed Instruction

3a

 

LB1028.5

Educational Technology (Computer Aided Instruction)

3b

 

LB1029.A85

Teaching Machines (Automated Instruction)

3

 

LB1044.88

Teaching Aids and Devices

3

 

LB1775-LB1785

Teaching as a Profession

3a

 

LC1081

Technical Education (theory)

3b

 

LC1087.2

High Technology and Education

3b

 

T61-T173

Methods of Instruction in Technology

3b

 

T55

Industrial Safety (occupational safety)

3

 

T65

Technical Education (Curricula)

3b

 

TS1300-TS1783

Textile Fabrics

3a

 

TS1300-TS1865

Textile Industry (technology)

3

 

TS1449

Marketing Textiles

3a

 

TS1475

Textile Design (industries)

3

 

TS1540-TS1549

Textile Fibers (manufacturing)

3

 

TT500-TT645

Fashion (style in dress)

3a

 

TT503

Fashion Dictionaries

2

 

TT505

Fashion Designers

3

 

TT507

Psychology of Fashion

3

 

TT509

Fashion Drawing

3

 

TT570-TT630

Tailoring (vocational guidance)

3

 

TT570-TT665

Tailoring (women’s)

3

 

TT848-TT852

Textiles

3a

 

Revised September 2002, Cynthia Swaine