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Collection Development

Subject Policy Statement - Speech and Hearing Sciences


A. Purpose and Program Description

The Libraries seek to support research and teaching in all aspects related to Speech and Hearing Sciences including (1)Behavioral Science: cognitive psychology, psychosocial development, (2) Communication Disorders: effects on the development of speech and language and the diagnosis of hearing impairment in children and adults, (3) Language Science: the evolution of language and communication, phonetics, grammatical analysis in English and Cantonese, and (4) Anatomy and Physiology: Cell biology and tissues of the body, body systems, gross anatomy of the thorax, respiratory systems …etc. The collection that supports the teaching and program needs of Speech and Hearing Sciences (Bachelor of Science and Master of Audiology) is housed in the Education Library.


B. General Selection Guidelines (See Classed Analysis)

Overall, the Libraries’ existing collection and acquisitions commitment, based upon available resources, and its collection goal for Education (Speech and Hearing Sciences) are at the study and teaching to research level.


C. Specific Delimitations

  1. Formats collected: We collect monographs, annuals, reference tools and scholarly series extensively; periodicals, CD-ROMs and other electronic tools, videocassettes, VCDs and DVDs selectively.
  2. Imprint Dates Collected: We collect current publications extensively, and earlier materials, selectively.
  3. Chronological Focus: We collect materials focusing on current topics extensively and all others, selectively.
  4. Languages Collected: We collect English language materials extensively and all others, selectively.
  5. Place of Publication: We collect North American and Western European materials extensively and materials published elsewhere, selectively.