Collection Development Statement
Last updated July 2020
Last updated July 2020
The origins of business education and the supporting library collection at Johns Hopkins University precede the creation of the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, followed by the Carey Business School, and the Center for Leadership Education in the Whiting School of Engineering. Historical context exists in Peter Petersen’s book: From inkwell to Internet: 90 years of teaching business administration at Johns Hopkins University (1916-2006).
The primary intent of the business collection is to support the curricular and research needs of the Carey Business School and the business related programs in the Whiting School of Engineering. Beyond the main constituents served, the collection supports joint degree programs and faculty appointments, and the overlapping, known needs of faculty, staff and students in other schools, departments, programs and offices across the university. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of business, the humanities, social sciences, sciences and engineering disciplines all use this collection. Researchers who are unaffiliated with the business programs (e.g. History) use many of the items in the designated call number ranges. Collaboration is great to support the growing emphasis in economics, innovation, data analytics, technology, health care, medical devices and biotechnology across the university.
The business collection’s print, media and electronic resources have grown substantially over time. Despite use of other materials and formats, electronic resources, data and statistical resources are the highest priority in this field.
This collection statement mainly addresses the resources that supplement electronic databases and datasets.
Serials (Journals, Magazines, Directories):
Films: Videostreaming collections or copies preferred, DVDs if only available
Microfilm: Archives of newspapers, magazines
Items not Acquired:
English only, although other subject selectors may acquire items in other languages.
Chronological Focus: Current or recent focus mainly, 21st century, content with significant historical relevance (Examples: business cycles, market crashes, important events, significant people, major company histories, company scandals or demises). History librarians or area studies specialists traditionally have supported business history and economic history.
Geographical Focus: U.S. and global level mainly; region-specific or country-specific only if supporting important topics, the curricula, and known needs of the relevant populations or programs.
Beyond the populations served, key collaborations include: