INTRODUCTION Following guidelines established by the OCLC/WLN Collection Assessment Service, which provide a framework for evaluating a library's current holdings and the level of activity of the collection development, the Business & Economics collection is rated an overall 3cP (Advance Study or Instructional Support Level; predominantly in the Primary Language). This level supports all courses of undergraduate study and master's degree programs as well as the more advanced independent study needs of the patrons of public and special libraries. Refer to the Business & Economics conspectus sheets and checklist analysis for a more detailed examination of the Library's holdings.
HOLDINGS The Business & Economics collection contains 51,795 titles in the Library of Congress classification scheme HA – HJ, including 2,096 titles from the e-books collection. Since the 2006 assessment, 912 titles have been withdrawn as out-of-date materials. Total expenditures for Business & Economics during this period were $105,023.76 with 2,791 new titles added. These newer additions comprise 5.7% of the current Business & Economics collection.
SUPPLEMENTAL SUPPORT The Business & Economics subject areas also extend beyond the boundaries of the disciplines. A wide range of subject areas such as Sociology and Social Work; Communication; Technology; Mathematics, Computing and Information Sciences; Education; Political Science and Public Administration; and Law are also important supplemental support areas of research.
Number of titles held for various subdivisions outside the HA - HJ Classifications: