The Performing Arts division supports the curriculum of the Theatre Department, which offers undergraduate degrees in theatre, and is developing a minor program in dance.
Monographs. The Performing Arts collection holds 2431 monographs, which is equivalent to a 3a, and is 164% of the number from the modified ACRL standard (1478). The median publication date of the books in this division is between 1975 and 1979, with 26% published in the last decade.
Acquisitions. The 1997/1998 monographs allocation for the Theatre Department is $2289. Taking a proportional share of librarians' budgets, plus the reference allocation, yields a weighted total of $2774. This is sufficient to buy approximately 78 books at a discounted average price of $35.45 apiece. This amounts to about 12% of the total domestic publishing output for theatre, for an AC rating of 3a.
Periodicals. There are 22 Wilson-indexed periodical titles relating to the performing arts, of which the Library has paper subscriptions to 7 (32%=2b) and web access to 5 more (55% total=3a).
Sources consulted: AAAB, OSFT, TGTL, RDGR, RARG, ATDR.
Prepared by Paul G. Streby and Elizabeth Sholl Lyst.
Ratings for Performing Arts
CL=Current collection level; AC=Acquisitions commitment; GL=Goal level
|LC class||Line no.||Category||CL||AC||GL||Comments|
|GV 1580 - 1799||PER 001||Dancing||2b/ 3a||3b|
|PN 1865 - 1989, 2000 - 3300||PER 016, 23 - 42||Theater||3b||3b|
|PN 1990 - 1992||PER 020.5||Broadcasting||3a/ 3b||3b|
|PN 1993 - 1999||PER 021||Motion Pictures||3a||3b|
|DIVISION AS A WHOLE||3a||3a||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