Art and Architecture
The Art & Architecture division supports the curriculum of the Art Department, which offers a program in studio art leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and a program in art education leading to a B.S. Foundation courses are taken at Mott Community College: six for B.F.A. students, and eight for art education students. The National Schools of Art and Design is the usual accrediting agency for university art departments. The Department has not yet sought accreditation, but seeks to follow the library standards that it sets.
Monographs. The Art & Architecture collection holds 4774 monographs, which is equivalent to a 2b, and is 122% of the number from the modified ACRL standard (3909). The median age of the books in this division is 20 years old, with 29% published in the last decade. The relatively young age of the art holdings is primarily due to the fact that the department received funding over the last few years to expand its library collection. There is a relative paucity of older materials.
Other media. The Art Department has its own collection of approximately 6000 slides. The Learning Resources Center has a small but growing collection of slides, films, videos, and CDs.
Acquisitions. The 1997/1998 monographs allocation for the Art Department is $3577. Taking a proportional share of librarians budgets, plus the reference allocation, yields a weighted total of $4335. This is sufficient to buy approximately 91 books at a discounted average price of $47.90 apiece. This amounts to about 4% of the total domestic publishing output for Art & Architecture, for an AC rating of 2a. Acquiring 10% of the publishing output per year would require a monographs allocation of $10,346.
Periodicals. The Library has access to ArtAbstracts via FirstSearch, and through the Wilson Index on MIRLYN.
There are 178 Wilson-indexed art and architectural periodical titles, of which the Library has paper subscriptions to 15 (8%=2a) and web access to 35 more (28% total=strong 2a).
|Ratings for Art & Architecture|
|LC class||Line no.||Category||Current collection level (CL)||Acquisitions commitment level (AC)||Goal level (GL)||Comments|
|AM||ART1||Museums, Collectors, & Collecting||2a||2a||23 titles|
|N1-9211||ART9||Visual Arts in General||2b||3b||1432 titles; 25 of 96 Wilson-indexed periodicals=2a (8 print, 17 via Web)|
|NA1-9425||ART111||Architecture||2b||3a||705 titles; 10 (4 print, 6 via Web) of 33 Wilson-indexed periodicals (2a)|
|NC1-1855||ART151||Graphic Arts, Drawing, Design||2b||3b||284 titles|
|NE1-2890||ART197||Print Media (Printmaking, Engraving)||2b||3b||143 titles|
|NK0-9955||ART205||Decorative Arts, Applied Arts||2a||2b/ 3a||314 titles; 6 (1 print, 5 via Web) of 17 Wilson-indexed periodicals (2a)|
|NX1-820||ART223||Arts in General||3a||3b||220 titles|
|TR1-1045||ART250||Photography||2b||3b||341 titles; 4 of 12 Wilson-indexed periodicals via Web|
|DIVISION AS A WHOLE||2b||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