Purpose: To support teaching and research at the undergraduate, master’s degree and professional level in Interior Design. This program also relies heavily on collections in Architecture, Fine Arts, History and Business collections. To a lesser degree, Sociology, Psychology and Anthropology also inform the discipline. Collection policies in those fields should also be consulted when necessary.General Collection Guidelines:
- Languages: English and English translations. There is no limitation of language, however, when illustrative material is more important than text.
- Chronological Guidelines: Current research and creative output are emphasized. Older historical works are collected selectively.
- Geographical Guidelines: Western practices are emphasized, but no region is excluded. Materials are acquired that develop broad perspectives.
- Treatment of the Subject: Both lay and professional treatments of the field are acquired. Technical manuals, "how-to" books, theoretical and practical works are equally important. Biographies of designers and works about particular sites or projects are also acquired.
- Types of Material: Materials acquired are in the form of books, periodicals, media materials, indexes and electronic databases.
- Date of Publication: Emphasis is on currently published materials. Retrospective materials are purchased selectively.