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Collection Guidelines: Library & Information Science: Subject Info

These are the guidelines by which materials are purchased for the Library and Information Science collection of the UW Libraries (Seattle Campus).

About This Guide

These are the guidelines by which materials are purchased for the Library & Information Science collection of the UW Libraries (Seattle Campus).  For questions or more information, please contact the Library & Information Science Librarian.

UW Libraries: Collection Goals

The UW Libraries is committed to providing convenient and timely access to collections and information resources that are outstanding with respect to their quality, depth, diversity, format and currency to support the research and teaching missions of the University of Washington.

Subject Definition

Librarianship is concerned with the acquisition, organization and dissemination of recorded knowledge. It has a major role in the areas of information transfer, formal and informal education, life-long learning and cultural identity.  The Library and Information Science collection addresses the interests of practicing librarians and students preparing to enter the profession, and the teaching and research needs of the faculty.

Subject Classification

Library of Congress Classification (LC):

  • Z4-996, bibliography and libraries
  • AG, information science services

Dewey Decimal Classification (Dewey materials are all located in remote storage):

  • 017.5 – 028, catalogs and library and information sciences
  • 090, manuscripts and book rarities