The Collection Development policy is used as a guide to shape relevant collections and to ensure consistency in collection development. The decision to purchase library materials is primarily the responsibility of the Collections Librarian in consultation with faculty in the Department.
This policy has been developed by Eun-ha Hong, the Collections Librarian, in cooperation with and endorsed by the Department Faculty Library Liaison and the Department Chair.
- To support teaching, study and research up to the graduate level, as well as to support faculty research.
- Special emphasis is to be placed on the following major areas of the School’s programme:
- Accounting and control
- Organizational Behaviour
- Quantitative Techniques in Business
- Business and Industrial Management
- Language: primarily English materials are collected with the exception of relevant Canadian publications issued only in French. Materials published abroad in language other than English are excluded except when requested for specific research purposes.
- Place of Publication: emphasis is placed on Canadian and American publications.
- Dates of Publication: emphasis is placed on recently published works.
- Chronological Period: heavy emphasis is given to current publication. Non-current titles which have historical interest or which illustrate the historical development of the various subject areas in Business Administration are also procured.
- Geographical Areas: special emphasis is given to publications dealing with Canadian business and industry. American business and international business 2 operations are also stressed. Publications dealing with business and industrial problems in the United Kingdom, Australia, Western Europe and other areas of the world are extensively purchased when deemed relevant.
- Publishers: works from scholarly and academic publishers are emphasized.
Types, formats, and readership of materials collected
- Materials with academic-level readership are selected.
- Web-based formats for reference sources, journals and indexing sources are preferred. Print and microform are considered for reason of cost, availability, expected use or long term access.
- Single copies of books in print formats are generally selected. Web-based formats are selected on a title by title basis, especially if the title is of interest to users at multiple Laurier campuses. Duplication of print across Laurier campuses is generally avoided.
- Excluded types include textbooks, abridgements, study aids, limited editions, works by vanity presses, juvenile works, pamphlets, reprints and partial contents (eg. single issues of journals, electronic versions of single chapters of books).
Subjects collected and collecting priorities
Collecting priorities are categorized into 3 levels:
- A - highest emphasis
- The collection includes major published materials required to support the core teaching and research at the highest degree level offered by the Department.
- B - secondary emphasis
- The collection includes a selection of materials to complement the discipline as a whole, although it may not be a primary focus for courses.
- C - selective emphasis
- Materials, including reference materials and basic journals and indexes are collected to introduce and define an area.
|Subjects collected||Classification||Collecting priority|
|Accounting and control|
|Accounting (general)||HF5601 - HF5625.7|
|Auditing||HF5667 - HF5668.25|
|Accounting and control in specific businesses and industries (e.g. dairy industry, extractive industry)||HF5686.A-Z|
|Corporate finance||HG4001 - HG4285|
|Investments and investment||HG4501 - HG6051|
|Management||HD28 - HD70|
|Capital and capital markets||HG4523 - HG4524|
|Finance institutions (e.g. banks and banking)|
|Taxation||HJ2240 - HJ3192.7|
|Real estate||HD1361 - HD1395.5|
|Insurance||HG8001 - HG9999|
|Personal finance (e.g. consumer credit)||HG179; HG3755 - HG3756|
|Public finance||HJ9 - HJ2216|
|International finance||HG3879 - HG4000|
|Marketing (general)||HF5410 - HF5414.165|
|Marketing research||HF5415.2 - HF5415.3|
|Advertising (marketing communications)||HF4515.123|
|Retailing and retail trade||HF5428 - HF5429.6|
|Sales management||HF5438 - HF5439.W5|
|Consumers and consumer behaviour||HF5415.32 - HF54115.33|
|Consumerism and consumer protection||HC79.C63|
|Industrial relations||HD6958.5 - HD6976|
|Labor and laboring classes||HD6050 - HD6305.S92|
|Personal management||HF5549 - HF5549.5.T8|
|Business and industrial psychology||HF5548.8 - HF5548.85|
|Manufacturing operations, including production control, production, engineering, industrial engineering, factory management, quality control||TS155|
|Purchasing, including inventory control, materials management, value analysis||HF5437|
|Management of technology and technological change||HD45|
|Industrial research (e.g. new products)||T175 - T178|
|Quantitative techniques in Business|
|Management science||T56 - T57; HD30.25|
|Operations research||T57.6 - T57.96|
|Business and Economic forecasting||HD30.27|
|Probability and statistics||HD30.215; HD38|
|Computers and management information systems||HDF30.213|
|Business and industrial management|
|International business operations||HD62.4|
|Business and society||HD60 - HD60.5|
|Business law||KF888 - KF889|
|Commercial law||K1001 - K1395|
|Corporate law||KE1381 - KE1462.2|
|Managerial and business economics||HD30.22|
|Business history||HD30.5 - HD30.65|