Asia General Collection
Library Subject Collection
subject description and guidelines
The Asia General fund primarily functions to collect materials that cover more than one region of Asia, or several Asian and other world regions. As a result this fund provides supplementary support to the wide ranging community served by each of Asia Collections, i.e. Echols Collection on Southeast Asia, South Asia Collection, and Wason Collection on East Asia. In addition, Asian American materials are also collected.
Collection is based in the humanities and social sciences. Collection level is at the study level. Desired collecting intensity for Asian American materials is comprehensive.
Materials collected are on Asia as a whole, or cover countries from more than one of the following regions: East Asia, South Asia or Southeast Asia. Materials on Asian-American communities are also collected
Materials collected are primarily in English. Materials in other Western languages, i.e. German and French, are collected selectively. Materials in vernacular Asian languages are not collected, but are instead collected by the respective Asia Collections.