LIBRARY COLLECTION POLICY STATEMENTS
I. PROGRAM INFORMATION
The Ocean and Resources Engineering Department is a part of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), which was established in 1988 to coordinate and focus teaching and research in the ocean and earth sciences. The department offers the MS (Plan A, thesis and Plan B, non-thesis) and PhD degrees
Active faculty and graduate student research involves both coastal and off-shore engineering. Departmental interests in the coastal area include design of coastal and harbor structures; beach and surf parameters; near shore and estuary hydrodynamics; hydraulic and numerical modeling; tsunami and design of fixed and floating structures; submersible and semi-submersible platforms; offshore ports; mooring systems; ship and platform motion in waves; and stability in waves.
II. COORDINATION OF COLLECTING RESPONSIBILITIES
Research in ocean engineering depends heavily on literature published by governmental agencies. The Government Documents Collection is the depository for U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers publications, as well as certain NTIS documents and other state and foreign government publications. The Hawaiian Collection houses all the publications of the relevant Hawaii State agencies. The Map Collection is a participant in the Earth Science Information Center network and is a depository of the Defense Mapping Agency.
Sinclair Library's A-V collection and Reserve Book Room are used by the department.
The Hawaii Institute of Geophysics Library supplements the holdings at Hamilton Library. Collection policies are being coordinated although no formal collection agreement exists.
III. GUIDELINES TO MATERIALS COLLECTED OR EXCLUDED
Language: English is preferred. The collection contains some material in Western European and Slavic languages. Asian language material is housed in both the Science and Technology area and the Asia Collection.
Chronological: No limitations, but the emphasis is on current theories and research.
Geographic: Interests of the department are global.
Date of Publication: Current materials are emphasized; gaps are filled as needed; rare and historical materials may be acquired as gifts.
Types/Formats of Materials Collected: Monographs on current research in the field; upper-level texts; government publications; conference proceedings; selected United States and foreign dissertations; indexes, abstracts, and bibliographies; and handbooks and dictionaries. Excluded are manuscripts, reprints of articles within serials, house organs, and private and company files.
Treatment: Historical; primary sources and documents; applications, practices, and methods; computer-related; equipment used in; biographical; reference and bibliographical; statistical and mathematical; textbooks; professional and applied training; field work reports; and reports on scientific experimental results.
Date compiled: 7/01 Compiler: David E. Coleman