Washington University in St. Louis
Collection Development Policy
Library: East Asian Library & Olin Library
Subject: East Asian Studies
Date Revised: April 29, 2014
Subject Librarian:Tony Chang
1. General purpose:
The East Asian Studies collection supports the teaching, learning, and research needs of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and various other departments and programs at Washington University, including Anthropology, Art and Art History, Comparative Literature, Economics, Film and Media Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies.
The East Asian Studies collection comprises materials in print and online; and in the English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language; including materials in general East Asian studies, and specifically in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean studies. The Collection Development Policy for Chinese Studies, the Collection Development Policy for Japanese Studies, and the Collection Development Policy for Korean Studies are used as guidelines for developing Libraries’ collection in Chinese studies, Japanese studies, Korean studies, as well as in East Asian studies. These policies are available at LibWorks.
Four fund groups in total are related to the East Asian Studies:
2. Subjects Excluded:
3. Overlap with other collections or subjects:
4. Languages included and excluded:
Materials are primarily collected in English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
5. Geographical limitations:
Areas collected intensively include all of China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea.
6. Chronological limits:
7. Retrospective acquisition:
Chiefly current publications.
8. Types of material collected and excluded:
9. Other factors to consider:
10. Subjects and Collecting Levels:
Please see Collection Development Policy for Chinese Studies, Collection Development Policy for Japanese Studies, and Collection Development Policy for Korean Studies at LibWorks.