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Collection Development @ SJSU Library

College of Business


College of Business librarians coordinate selection with other librarians in College of Social Sciences, College of Engineering and College of Health and Human Sciences.  Acquisition, cancellation and other collection decisions in these areas of overlap is decided in consultation with faculty and librarians responsible for collection development in these fields.  In addition, coordination takes place within the CSU system.

Collecting Level and Format

College of Business collects primarily at C1 level, providing information about a subject in a systematic way in order to support a wide range of library users from general to college and master’s degree levels. See Appendix A

Materials are purchased in the format that most effectively delivers the information needed by the discipline.  

Evaluation of Collection

The College of Business curriculum supports the Silicon Valley way of doing business, concentrating on high tech marketing, entrepreneurship, accounting, and global business.  Plans for the future include strengthening the number of resources in the areas of market research and international business. Digital and print resources will continue to be evaluated using usage statistics and user feedback to ensure sufficient research support is provided in these areas. When possible, the collection will be compared to the collections of similar institutions to identify any gaps in the resources available.  New materials are discovered through professional listservs (e.g., BUSLIB and BRASS), reviews in journals, popular business press titles (e.g., Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review), and recommendations from faculty and students. In the future, the library will continue to strengthen its collection, with special attention to newly developing fields in technology.

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