subject description and guidelines
The Libraries seek to support research, informational, and instruction needs in the field of computer science and information science from the undergraduate to graduate to post-graduate level. The library collects research journals of most relevant societies and high quality, relevant, and high use peer-reviewed journals published by commercial and non-profit publishers. The focus is on electronic format; print subscriptions are retained when no online exists or where there are licensing restrictions. The vast majority of current conferences and journals held are electronic and may or may not include deep archives; therefore paper backfiles are kept in the annex for rapid scanning and document delivery. More electronic back files are being added each year. Trade journals are collected, but not comprehensively and electronic access is always sought.
Many computer and information science publications are online, and most are collected to comprehensiveness. This includes the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Lectures Notes in Control and Information, Computer Science Technical Reports on eCommons, IEEE xplore, and Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science. E-Book collections are aggressively collected and include Springer books, Safari Books Online, Books24x7, Knovel, and CRC EngNetBase, resulting in thousands of books being available online.
Conference literature is very important in computer science, and most are online. All are cataloged for discovery purposes and we have subscriptions when there is a fee.
Databases leading to the discovery of these resources are also collected. These include Compendex, Inspec, IEEE xplore, and Web of Science among others.
Over the years skyrocketing journal prices have forced cancellations and the journal titles or databases with low use have been targeted.
The library has approval plans with many publishers to supply computer science books to the collection, which come automatically. Since 2010 the majority of these books are supplied electronically instead of in print. We will buy print books on demand and when not available online.