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COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY Approved 12/04 DEPARTMENT: Civil Engineering # MAJORS: (63) Fall, 2004. Projected to (80) in (5) years. # MINORS: None PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: SMC’s Civil Engineering, CE, undergraduate program is a wide-ranging discipline requiring students to absorb a vast array of basic facts, scientific principles, solution techniques, and design methodologies. CE focused coursework typically begins in the 4th or 5th semesters. More than half of CE undergraduate students enter as juniors. Undergraduate CE education depends almost exclusively upon a classroom focused textbook-problem solving interaction with limited supplemental laboratory work. The present curriculum offers little or no opportunity for extended, independent research by undergraduate students. PURPOSE OF THE LIBRARY COLLECTION: 1) Recognize the textbook driven nature of the CE undergraduate program. 2) Acknowledge limited library resources. The CE collection must be focused. 3) Adapt to the importance of alternative sources of information besides books and journals. Various software platforms play an ever-increasing role in CE instruction/reference. 4) Recognize CE’s important historic and social influence/interaction. Maintenance, repair, and modification of existing infrastructure will continue to grow as major areas for CE practice. 5) Provide a counterbalance to the prevailing view of CE education as primarily a discipline in applied science and instead include the design/case study view of engineering education. 6) Maintain resources for future reference by undergraduates and local professionals. Though a mature discipline, the CE body of knowledge continues to evolve and expand at accelerating rates. Additional, post BSCE degree self-directed and advanced studies are professional necessities. See separate Masters in Civil Engineering Collection Guidelines for further discussion. COLLECTING PARAMETERS: • Develop a historic survey of SMC CE instruction by obtaining and maintaining copies of each required CE textbook and code reference. • Expand/relocate CE network software to include Library access. Maintain documentation of software revisions. A CE faculty member must bi-annually sponsor all CE software. • Select specific book, journal, and audiovisual titles emphasizing Collection Purpose Items 4, 5 and 6. Librarians and CE faculty will work collaboratively to develop a collection that meets the needs of students and faculty in the department. • Add each year’s CE Senior Design Student Project final submittal documents to the Library collection. COLLECTING PARAMETERS, continued: CONTENT DESCRIPTORS: Chronology or time Roman era to present, including Chinese practice through periods covered: 1000 AD. Emphasize North American/European practice from 1800 to present. Consider possible future emphasis on contemporary Asian practice. Geographic coverage: See Chronology. Journals: See Collecting Parameters. Languages: English. Primary emphasis: See Collecting Parameters. Publishers preferred: None. Weeding schedule: Review every (10) years. Other: None. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTORS: Audio-visual: CD-ROM/DVD. Date of publication: Subsequent to 1980 with selected classic material retained/obtained. Electronic: Design and Analysis Software. Format preferred: Books. Other: None. TOPICS: Geology and Collection Level 1.5 Engineering Geology See Collecting Parameters for emphasis. Environmental Collection Level 2. Engineering See Collecting Parameters for emphasis. Engineering Design Collection Level 3. See Collecting Parameters for emphasis. Engineering Economy Collection Level 2. See Collecting Parameters for emphasis. Structural and Bridge Collection Level 2.5. Engineering See Collecting Parameters for emphasis. Earthwork and Collection Level 3. Foundation See Collecting Parameters for emphasis. Engineering Hydrology and Collection Level 2. Hydraulic Engineering See Collecting Parameters for emphasis. Transportation and Collection Level 3. Highway Engineering See Collecting Parameters for emphasis. Building Construction Collection Level 2. See Collecting Parameters for emphasis. COLLECTING LEVELS: QE1-350.62 General Geology including Geographical 1.5 Divisions QE500-639.5 Dynamic and Structural Geology 2 TA170-171 Environmental Engineering 2 TA174 Engineering Design 3 TA177.4-185 Engineering Economy 2 TA190-194 Management of Engineering Works 2 TA349-359 Mechanics of Engineering, Applied Mechanics 2 TA501-625 Surveying 1 TA650-695 Structural Engineering 3 TA703-712 Engineering Geology 2 TA715-787 Earthwork and Foundations 3 TA800-820 Tunneling and Tunnels 1 TA1001-1280 Transportation Engineering 3 TC160-181 Hydraulic Engineering: 2 TC401-506 Technical hydraulics 2 TC530-537 River, lake and water supply engineering 2 TC801-978 River protective works. Regulation. Flood 1 Control. Drainage TE175-176.5 Highway Engineering: 3 TE177-178.8 Roadside Development. Landscaping. 2 TE200-205 Materials for road making 3 TE210-228.3 Construction details 3 TE250-278.8 Pavements and paved roads 3 TE279 Streets 3 TE279.5-298 Pedestrian Facilities 2 TG1-470 Bridge Engineering 2 Building Construction TH845-895 Architectural and structural engineering 3 TH1000-1725 Systems of building construction 3 TH2025-3000 Details in building design and construction 3 TH3301-3411 Maintenance and repair 1 TH6014-6081 Environmental and sanitary engineering of 1 buildings TH7005-7699 HVAC 1 TH7700-7975 Illumination and lighting 1 TH9025-9745 Protection of buildings 2
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