Computer Science Collection Development Policy
General Department Information
The goal of the Kent State University Computer Science Department is to provide students with the practical skills and fundamental knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the computer sciences. Students are taught to adapt with the changing technology of their profession and are prepared for direct employment either within the industry, the government or higher education. Students who chose to pursue computer science at the advanced level are taught to research independently for private, industrial, government, or research institutions.
Departmental Areas of Concentration
- Advanced Topics in Algorithms
- Artificial Intelligence
- Compiler Design
- Computer Architecture
- Computer Communications Networks
- Computer Graphics
- Computer Languages
- Computer Literacy
- Computer Programming
- Data Structures
- Database Systems Design
- Design and Analysis of Algorithms
- Discrete Mathematics
- Finite Mathematics
- Internet Engineering
- Numerical Computing
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Operating Systems
- Principles of VLSI Design
- Programming Languages
- Social and Ethical Issues in Computing
- Software Engineering
- Speed Programming Techniques
- Structure of Compilers
- Systems Administration
- Systems Programming
- Theory of Automata
- Theory of Computation
- Theory of Object-Oriented Programming
- Web Design and Programming
- B.S. in Computer Science
- M.A. in Computer Science
- M.S. in Computer Science
- Ph.D. in Computer Science
Scope of Coverage
The following subject areas are collected at the research level
- Computational Science
- Distributed and Parallel Processing
- Distributed Scientific Computing and Visualization
- Hardware/Software Co-design
- Networking and Internetworking Research
- Net-centric Systems
- Operating Systems
The following subject areas are collected at the advanced instructional level
- Database and Data Mining
- Geometric and Graphic Algorithms
- Image Processing
- Software Engineering
Apply the Following Parameters to the Above Scope of Coverage Areas
Prefer English materials and English translations.
Date of Publication
1960 to present (emphasizing current publications).
Worldwide (emphasizing material from international conferences).
Society or Publisher Emphasis
Emphasis on publications by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Proportionate to demand.
Research Level works are collected to reflect the above mentioned subject areas. Selective acquisition of dissertations, handbooks, technical reports, popular materials and textbooks
Audio Visual Material
Purchased upon request from departmental faculty.
Theses and Dissertations
Selective acquisition of theses and dissertations reflect the department curricula and encompass graduate and faculty research.
Acquired as a last resort.
Current list of Kent State University Computer Science Department subscriptions
Government Documents are collected to support research in the Department of Computer Science. Federal documents and publications in this area are particularly strong proceeding 1962. Earlier documents were secured either through gifts or purchases. A majority of these documents are cataloged and can be accessed at Kentlink.
Methods of Acquisition
Most government documents are secured, free of charge, through the federal or state government. Materials are collected to reflect the program's curriculum and research needs. Other documents requested by the department may be purchased by an allotment of the monographic funds.
Federal Government Publications and Information
Various documents at the federal level are published and distributed to support research in the Computer Sciences. Some agencies that provide this material are:
- Department of Commerce - Bureau of the Census
- Government Printing Office
- National Science Foundation
- Office of Scientific and Technical Information - Department of Energy
Online Services and Electronic Resources
Electronic services and resources are made available through the University Libraries website at:
There is a strong interrelationship of library materials between the Department of Computer Science and the following departments:
- Communication Studies
- Journalism and Mass Communication