Collection Development Policy: History
To support the history curriculum, materials will be acquired to keep the collection current on new theories and techniques in the field of history.
Scope of Coverage
Language: English will be the primary language of the collection, unless there is a special request from a student or faculty for materials in another language, especially Spanish language material.
Geography: Primary emphasis is on United States and Texas history. Secondary emphasis is on the history of other nations.
Chronology: Emphasis is placed on the purchase of materials published within the last five years.
Place of publication: Emphasis is on the purchase of materials published in the United States.
All formats are considered for purchase. Textbooks are not purchased unless the material covered in a textbook is unique.
The following tools will be used to identify and select items for purchase:
Faculty and student recommendations
Publishers’ catalogs and flyers
Book Reviews from http://www.nytimes.com/ and other online publications.
Superseded editions will be removed from the shelves unless they are listed in a major reference tool. Qualifications for indefinite retention include: Historical information on the subject; local connection; community college connection; listed in standard reference works; out of print.
Eileen Oliver, Updated: December 10, 2013