Collection Development Policy
Mathematics



PROGRAMS & CLIENTELE SUPPORTED:

Teaching and research through the doctoral level are supported in the following areas: algebra, mathematical analysis, geometry, logic, and topology. While interest in these areas is centered in the Department of Mathematics, faculty and students in Sciences and Engineering also have interest in one or more of the areas.

SUBJECT LIBRARIAN:

Parker Ladwig
Math Library
(574) 631-3617
Ladwig.1@nd.edu
FAX:  (574) 631-9660


GENERAL COLLECTING GUIDELINES:

Languages:  The primary language of collection is English, but materials in German, Russian, and French are acquired as appropriate. Translations into English are preferred whenever available.

Chronological:  No limitation. For studies on the history of mathematics, see the History of Science policy.

Geographical:  Not applicable.

Treatment of Subject:  Emphasis is on research materials. Textbooks are acquired only by faculty request. Popular treatments are acquired selectively and cataloged for the Hesburgh Library.

Types of Material:  The collection includes treatises, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, bibliographies, collected works, proceedings of conferences, and preprints.

Formats:  Spiral bound and loose-leaf items are avoided. Hardbacks are preferred to paperbacks but paperbacks are not avoided. Electronic formats are chosen when it is a useful addition to the collection. Considerations of the platform the electronic format is to be run on are taken into account.

COORDINATION INFORMATION:

Theoretical computer science is selectively collected in the Mathematics Library; other computer science materials are in the Engineering Library. Historical materials are treated in the History of Science policy.

COLLECTING LEVELS:

 

Subject LC Class
Collecting Level
General Mathematics. Logic
Collected Works QA 3
4
Mathematical Logic QA 8-10
4
Study and Teaching QA 11-20
2
History. Biography QA 21-35
4
Textbooks, Handbooks, & Tables QA 36-63
2
Computer Science (Theoretical) QA 76
2
Mathematical Recreations QA 93-99
2
Arithmetic. Teaching Mathematics QA 101-145
1
Algebra
     Abstract Algebra QA 162
4
     Cominatorics. Graph Theory QA 164-167
2
     Homological Algebra QA 169
4
     Group Theory QA 171-172
4
     Linear Algebra QA 184-205
4
     Algebraic Theory QA 211-224
4
     Number Theory QA 241-247
4
     Machine Theory QA 255-268
1
     Game Theory QA 269-272
2
Probabilities. Mathematical Statistics
     Probabilities QA 273-274
3
     Mathematical Statistics QA 275-295
3
     Numerical Analysis QA 297-299
3
Analysis
     Calculus QA 303-316
4
     Functional Analysis QA 319-329
4
     Theory of Functions QA 331-355
4
     Differential Equations QA 370-379
4
     Continuous Groups QA 385-387
4
     Analytical Methods QA 401-425
4
Geometry. Trigonometry. Topology
     Elementary Geometry QA 451-469
2
     Descriptive Geometry QA 501-521
2
     Trigonometry QA 531-538
2
     Analytic Geometry QA 551-563
4
     Algebraic Geometry QA 564-609
4
     Topology QA 611-614
4
     Infinitesimal Geometry QA 615-639
1
     Differential Geometry QA 641-699
4
Analytical Mechanics
     Statics QA 821-839
2
     Kinematics QA 841-842
2
     Dynamics QA 843-871
2
     Fluid Mechanics QA 901-930
2
     Elasticity QA 931-939
2