Monographs. The Agriculture collection holds 830 monographs, which is equivalent to a 1b, and is 68% of the number from the modified ACRL standard (1226). The median age of the books in this division is 1982, with 36% published in the last decade.
Acquisitions. No single academic department bears primary responsibility for collecting materials for this division. In the past ten years, the Library has added an average of 30 agriculture books annually, which is 3% of the domestic publishing output total (equivalent to a 2a). Maintaining the current acquisition rate, at a discounted average price of $59.13 apiece, would require a monographs expenditure of $1774.
Periodicals. The Library subscribes to AGRICOLA through FirstSearch. There are 92 Wilson-indexed agricultural periodical titles, of which the Library has paper subscriptions to 9 (10%=2a) and web access to 9 more (20% total=2a).
Sources consulted: CLST, ISST
Prepared by Paul G. Streby and Linda Welsh.
Ratings for Agriculture
CL=Current collection level; AC=Acquisitions commitment; GL=Goal level
0 -- Out of scope
1 -- Minimal level
1a ---- Minimal level, uneven coverage
1b ---- Minimal level, even coverage
2 -- Basic information level
2a ---- Basic information level, Introductory
2b ---- Basic information level, Advanced (Appropriate for community college students)
3 -- Study or instructional support level
3a ---- Basic study or instructional support level (Adequate to support lower division undergraduate courses)
3b ---- Intermediate study or instructional support level (Adequate to support upper division undergraduate courses; not adequate for master's degree programs)
3c ---- Advanced study or instructional support level (Adequate to support master's degree programs)
4 -- Research level (Adequate to support doctoral research)
5 -- Comprehensive level