Section VIII - Reference


Philosophy & Psychology (100)

General Comments

This collection provides materials concerning philosophy, the paranormal, and psychology. This small collection's greatest emphasis is on the paranormal, with numerous aspects represented. The philosophy and psychology collections provide briefer, general sources in the field, with both having a heavy emphasis on Western thought.

Development Plan

  • R 100 Philosophy and Psychology. A small collection of overview sources on philosophy is maintained. The psychology collection requires future development to provide a more comprehensive survey of the field.
  • R 110 Metaphysics. Not developed.
  • R 120 Epistemology, causation, humankind. This collection is minimally developed in the area of humankind.
  • R 130 Paranormal phenomena. The largest of the R 100s collection, a representation of diverse areas of the paranormal is developed and maintained.
  • R 140 Specific philosophical schools. Not developed.
  • R 150 Psychology. This area is developed and maintained, though an extensive overview is not collected.
  • R 160 Logic. Not developed.
  • R 170 Ethics (moral philosophy). This collection is minimally developed, retaining a small bio-ethics emphasis.
  • R 180 Ancient, medieval, Oriental philosophy. This collection is minimally developed, but some overview sources of Eastern thought are maintained.
  • R 190 Modern Western philosophy. This small collection of overview sources is minimally developed.

Influencing Factors

Purchases and buying patterns are determined in large part by:

  • electronic/Internet sources availability.
  • new works.
  • budget constraints.
  • present and potential relevance to the community.
  • shelf space.

Retention/Weeding

  • Existing paranormal sources are weeded as new titles are added.

 

Collection Development Policy
Re-Adopted September 24, 2012