Collection Development Policy for Information Science

Objectives: The collection is designed to support the teaching and research needs of the Masters and Doctoral Level Programs offered: Master of Information Systems (MIS), Master of Science in Electronic Commerce (MSEC), Master of Science in the Management of Information Systems (MSMIS), and Doctor of Philosophy. A dual degree is offered, combining the MSMIS and Master of Business Administration.

B.A. A joint Baccalaureate/Master's Degree is offered through the undergraduate colleges, designed by agreement between the School of Information Science and a department/area or major in a specific undergraduate college.

M.S. The M.S. degree in Information Science, which may require the completion of a thesis, may be a terminal degree or an interim degree received before advancement to candidacy for the Ph.D. program.

M.S./MBA Collection responsibility for this program is shared between the Information Science subject specialist and the Business subject specialist.

Ph.D. The Ph.D. degree is offered in the Management of Information Systems. Candidates must pass qualifying examinations, assemble a portfolio of at least three faculty-approved items demonstrating professional development, submit acceptable dissertation research, and present and defend the dissertation.

Subjects and collecting levels: The collection should be developed at the comprehensive level in the following areas to support the doctoral program: Information Systems, Management of Information Systems, Electronic Commerce.

Interdisciplinary implications: other fields that impact collection development in this area are management, business topics, computer science, applied mathematics.

Types of materials collected: Monographs and serials are collected. Printed, microform, and electronic materials are collected. Videotapes are collected when requested by faculty to support instruction. Generally excluded are motion pictures and sound recordings, although specific items may occasionally be acquired for instructional purposes.

Languages: Major emphasis is on English language materials, although no language is specifically excluded. Publications in other languages may need to be acquired when the desired material is not available in English.

Geographical emphasis: No geographical area is excluded.

Chronological limits: Emphasis is on contemporary materials, though some historical material may also be collected.

Additional remarks: The Claremont Information and Technology Institute (CITI), operated by the School of Information Science, conducts research projects focused on public and organizational policy for improving community and business success through better use of new information and technology resources, and serves as the mechanism for initiating and conducting practicums. Materials may be collected to support these projects or programs.

Last updated: 7/28/2011 5:11:37 PM