Collection Policies

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
SPANISH

 

Purpose
General Collection Guidelines
Collecting Codes
 
PURPOSE

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers both minors and majors in Spanish at the undergraduate level leading to a Batchelor of Arts degree. Students wishing to pursue graduate study in Spanish may enrol in the program, Master of Science in Secondary Education/General offered by the Darden College of Education.

It is the library's goal to develop collections which support the needs of undergraduate B.A. students in Spanish and M.S. students in General Secondary Education. In addition the library seeks to provide materials to sustain the special research interests of faculty. This policy covers both general collection and reference materials. Another aim is to utilize diminishing monetary resources as wisely as possible in order to provide as useful a collection as possible.
 

GENERAL COLLECTION GUIDELINES:

Languages:   Spanish will be the primary language of the collection. Translations into English may be collected to augment the collection but should not replace seminal texts in original Spanish. Spanish works translated into a language other than English should not be collected. Works of criticism should be in Spanish or English.

Chronological Guidelines: Current Spanish language is emphasised. Literature has no chronological limitations.

Geographical Guidelines: Spain and Latin America are emphasised but other Spanish speaking countries are not excluded.

Treatment of Subject: A solid collection of general materials to support the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in both Spanish language and literature will be developed and maintained. Emphasis will also be placed on building areas of the collection which support the research needs of faculty. Self-teaching books, textbooks and readers will be selectively acquired. New editions of Spanish language grammars and dictionaries should be collected. A representative collection of desk-sized or concise dictionaries should be available in the general collection as well as a few to accompany the major unabridged dictionaries in the reference collection.

Types of Materials: Monographs, serial publications, bibliographies and collected works should be acquired. Periodical indexes and abstracts are necessary. Formats should include both print and electronic resources.

Date of Publication: Emphasis is on current books but older material may be selected as necessary to remedy weaknesses in the collection.

Other General Considerations:

 
Subject Divisions  Collecting Level
key to collecting codes
SPANISH LANGUAGE
 
Philology 
Periodicals, Societies, Collections, Atlases Philosophy, History, Biography, Study and Teaching, General
2
Language 
Grammar, Style/Composition/Rhetoric, Prosody/Metrics/Rhythmics, Etymology, Lexicography
3b
Linguistic geography 
Dialects/Provincialisms/Archaisms, etc,; Spanish in foreign parts
2
SPANISH LITERATURE
 
History and Criticism 
General, Early to1500, Modern, Poetry, Drama, Prose, Folk literature
3a
Collections 
General, Poetry, Drama, Prose
3b
Individual authors and works of Spain 
-1700 
1700-1868 
1868-
3b
Provincial, local, colonial, etc. 
Spain 
Outside of Spain 
Europe 
Africa 
Asia 
Americas 
Australia and Pacific Islands
3b
 
COLLECTING CODES
key to collecting codes
DIVISION: Spanish DATE: 10/28/96 BIBLIOGRAPHER: Carole Kiehl
 
LC CLASS   SUBJECT DESCRIPTORS COLLECTION CODE  COMMENTS
 

PC4001-PC4071

SPANISH LANGUAGE  

Philology

 

 2

 

PC4073-PC4693 Language 3b Teaching emphasis
PC4700-PC4977  Linguistic geography  2  
 

 PQ6001-PQ6167

SPANISH LITERATURE  

History and Criticism

 

3b

 

PQ6171-PQ6269  Collections and Translations 3a  
 

PQ6270-PQ6498

 Individual authors and works of Spain 

 -1700

3b 

Area of faculty research
PQ6500-PQ6576 1700-1868 3a  
PQ6600-PQ6647 1868- 3a
PQ7000-PQ7011 Provincial, local, colonial,etc. 

Spain

 

2

 

 

PQ7020-PQ7061

Outside of Spain 

Europe

 

 2

 

PQ7070-PQ8560 Americas 3b Area of faculty research 
Teaching emphasis
PQ8600-PQ8929 Other 2  
 

10/28/96

Carole Kiehl