Subject Collection Development Policy
JMU Libraries supports James Madison University's Department of Mathematics & Statistics with a collection that facilitates instruction and research, taking into consideration the department’s support of its majors, interdisciplinary studies, and general education curriculum. The Mathematics & Statistics collection is developed in accordance with the department’s evolving undergraduate and interdisciplinary programs. Acquisitions and collection management of math and statistical materials also supports the library-wide mission of fostering environments that allow users to connect with ideas and information.
Materials are considered for their subject, curriculum relevance, authoritativeness, currency, and price. User requests and appropriateness for the entire collection are also key criteria for consideration.
The responsibility of acquiring and managing math collections primarily resides with the math liaison librarian(s). Liaison librarian(s) work with faculty within Mathematics & Statistics. Collection management activities are monitored and administered by JMU Libraries' Collection Development Committee, with expenditures authorized by the Dean of Libraries.
Updated June 21, 2012 by Cheri Duncan.
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