The Anthropology division supports the curriculum of the Anthropology Department, which offers undergraduate degrees in the subject. Courses in archaeology are supported by the History division of the conspectus.
Acquisitions. The Anthropology Department shares its monographs budget with the Sociology Department. The 1997/1998 monographs allocation for these Departments is $4382. Taking a proportional share of librarians budgets, plus the reference allocation, yields a weighted total of $5311. To divide this budget equitably between the Anthropology and Sociology departments and conspectus divisions, $1115 (21%) of the money was assigned to Anthropology and $4196 (79%) to Sociology (based on the proportion of graduating seniors for the most recently available two years). This is sufficient to buy approximately 36 books at a discounted average price of $31.15 apiece. This amounts to about 7% of the total domestic publishing output for engineering, for an AC rating of 2b. Acquiring 10% of the relevant publishing output per year would require a monographs allocation of $1526 for Anthropology alone.
Periodicals. There are 18 Wilson-indexed anthropology periodical titles, of which the Library has paper subscriptions to 9 (50%=3a) and web access to 4 more (72% total=strong 3a).
Sources consulted: SISS.
Prepared by Dorothy Gae Davis and Paul G. Streby.
Ratings for Anthropology
CL=Current collection level; AC=Acquisitions commitment; GL=Goal level
|LC class||Line no.||Category||CL||AC||GL||Comments|
|GN 1 - 296||ANT 015||Anthropology (General)||3a||3b||Subscription or access to 8 of 10 relevant periodicals (3b)|
|GN 301 - 673||ANT 024||Ethnology & Ethnography||3a||3b|
|GR 1 - 950||ANT 046||Folklore||2b||3a||Subscription or access to 4 of 7 relevant periodicals|
|PN 6400 - 6700||ANT 052.5||Proverbs||2b||3a||Mainly general reference & literature interest|
|GT 1 - 7070||ANT 053||Manners & Customs (General)||3a||3b|
|BJ 1801 - 2194||ANT 065||Social Usages, Etiquette||2b||3a||Mainly supports general reference|
|DIVISION AS A WHOLE||3a||2b||3b|
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