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Technology Collection Development Guidelines

General Department Information

Mission Statement - The mission of the College of Technology is to enhance technological literacy, education, knowledge and training essential to the socio-economic well-being and workforce development of Ohio in general and northeast Ohio in particular. This will be accomplished through applied research and delivery of academic programs.

Department Areas of Concentration:

The College's programs fall into three academic divisions: Applied Science and Technology, Applied Business Technologies, and Aeronautics.

Degrees Offered:

  • Master of Technology (MT)
  • Bachelor of Science
    • Aeronautics
      (Flight Technology, Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology, Aviation Management, and Aeronautical Studies)
    • Industrial Technology
      (Electronics Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Industrial Technology "2+2" option for associate degree graduates who want a Bachelor's degree)
    • Technology
      ("2+2" option for associate degree graduates, Technology Education licensure minor, and Lakeland Community College degree completion program)
  • Associate Degrees
    • Associate of Applied Business
      (Accounting Technology, Banking and Finance Technology, Business Management Technology, Computer Technology, and Office Management Technology)
    • Associate of Applied Science
      (Computer Design and Animation Engineering Technology, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, Environmental Technology, High Tech Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Laboratory Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Plastics Manufacturing Technology, and Systems/Industrial Engineering Technology)
    • Associate of Technical Study
      (Computer, Office Management, and Accounting; Individually Designed degrees, and Industrial Trades Technology)
  • Certificate Program
    (Accounting Technology, Advanced Internet Certificate, Business Management Technology, Computer-Aided Drafting/Design Technician, Desktop Publishing, Environmental Technology Management, Internet, and Microcomputer Applications)
  • Tech Prep
    (Combined high school and 2-year college education, frequently with occupational experience, with an option to continue on for a 4-year bachelor's degree)

Special Programs within the College:

  • The college has faculty and student exchange programs with Nihon University in Japan and the Center for International Management in India.
  • NEO Beam Alliance, Ltd. is a partnership with private industry designed to produce a skilled workforce in electron beam technology.
  • The college has programs with Maplewood and Cuyahoga Valley Career Centers that increase high school students' awareness about technology careers.
  • The college is home to the Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Small Business Development Center, which provides assistance and training to small manufacturing and knowledge-based businesses.

College of Technology homepage

Scope of Coverage

The following subject areas are collected at the research level:
Approval books are received in the areas of

  • Technology (General)
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Machine design and construction
  • Aeronautics - Aeronautical engineering

The following subject areas are collected at the advanced study level.
Approval slips are received in the areas of

  • Microcomputer workstations
  • Visual programming (Computer science)
  • Engineering instruments
  • Human engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics
  • Nuclear engineering.
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Apply the Following Parameters to the Above Scope of Coverage Areas

Language- English

Date of Publication –The emphasis is on recent materials due to rapid changes in the subject areas encompassed by the college; however, earlier works may be acquired to complete important sets and serials, to replace standard materials when lost or worn, or to strengthen a developing research area.

Geographical guidelines – none.

Society or Publisher Emphasis - none.

Multiple copies – Multiple copies acquired only in very rare cases.

Material Types
Recent Acquisitions!


Books - Research-level scholarly works in defined subject areas are collected; dissertations, technical reports, software manuals, popular materials, and textbooks are selectively acquired.

Audio Visual material - Audiovisual materials are acquired selectively as requested by departmental faculty.

Theses and dissertations - May be acquired from other universities in rare instances.

Microform reproductionsMicroform materials are acquired only as a last resort.



 Active list of KSU Technology subscriptions.

An increasing number of electronic journals are being made available via the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC). Currently, there are about 4,200 titles from 17 major publishers including Academic Press, American Chemical Society, American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, Association for Computing Machinery, BioOne, Blackwell Publishers , Blackwell Science, Elsevier, Institute of Physics, John Wiley & Sones, Kluwer Academic, MCB University Press, Project MUSE, Royal Society of Chemistry, Springer-Verlag, and Thieme Medical Publishers. The JSTOR Arts and Science I collection, with over 100 titles, is also available to the Kent State community. JSTOR is an electronic archive of journal backruns, current to within two to five years.

Online Services and Electronic Resources

A subject web page for Technology is at .


Exclusions and Exceptions

Under the Library of Congress (LC) Technology (General) classification of T, all approval books are sent. The exception to this is T385; excluded here are guidebooks, exam, and study guides, as well as the Professional level. Some fund exceptions are in the other departments of English and Architecture.

Under the LC classification TA, Engineering (General) and Civil Engineering (General) are excluded, except for those classed in TA165-169 (Engineering instruments. Human engineering) for which approval slips are sent.

The LC classification of TC, Hydraulic engineering is excluded except for those classed in TC1-159, for which books are sent.

The LC classifications of TD (Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering), TE (Highway engineering. Roads and pavements), TF (Railroad engineering and operation), and TG (Bridge engineering) are excluded. TH (Building construction) is funded by Architecture.

The LC classification of TJ (Mechanical engineering and machinery) is excluded except for books sent for TJ1-254 (General. Mechanics of machinery. Control engineering. Machine design and construction).

Under the LC classification of TK (Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering), approval slips are sent, except for TK7885-7895, in which guidebooks, exam, and study guides are excluded, as well as the Professional level. Excluded also are TK441-2895 (Management of electrical enterprises. Waveforms. Electric power production. Dynamoelectric machinery) and TK9000+ (Nuclear engineering. Amateur electricity).

The LC classification of TL (Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics.) is excluded, except for approval books sent for Practical Aviation in TL500-799 (Aeronautics. Aeronautical engineering.)

The LC classifications of TN (Mining engineering. Metallurgy), TP (Chemical technology), TR (Photography), TS (Manufactures), and TT (Handicrafts. Arts and Crafts) are excluded with exceptions made for several departments including Chemistry, Physics, Journalism, Arts, Liquid Crystals, Fashion, and Architecture. TX (Home economics) is funded by the department of Family and Consumer Studies.

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Interdisciplinary Relations

There is frequent crossover in use of materials by College of Technology, the College of Business Administration, and the Department of Computer Science.