The collection supports the undergraduate and graduate courses in information technology management, retail supply chain and technology development and entrepreneurship (Concentrations) and some material can be used in accounting, economics, finance and quantitative methods. Topics of particular interest are e-commerce, e-business, protocols, web technologies and development, software and product design, changes in knowledge-based professions, database management systems, data warehousing and data mining, data and voice communications, mobile technologies, information systems design, planning and management, use of IT in business, programming languages, strategic use of IT, supply chain management, demand chain management, inventory management, network security, business intelligence systems, marketing high-tech products and emerging technologies.
a. Languages: Mostly English. Some Spanish language materials may be purchased.
b. Geographical Guidelines: First choice will be materials dealing with companies, products, and markets in the US, EEC, Pacific Rim, New Russian States, India and China.
c. Treatment of Subject: College level materials to advance critical thinking and computer literacy. Emphasis is on applications in business and economics.
d. Format of Material Collected: Primarily periodicals and serials with a small collection of monographs, mainly e-books. Textbooks, audiovisual, and multimedia materials will be purchased as recommended by faculty. Access to software and databases will be acquired.
Authors whose works should be retained permanately:
For additional authors see Digital Knowledge at Babson.
Dates of Publications: Emphasis is on current materials not more than three years old. Historical materials on the development of the industry and their effects on business and society are useful. Materials more than 5 years old will be retained only if they meet at least one of the following criteria:
HE 7601-8688 -- Telecommunications
HE 8700-9737 – Telephone
Q 300-9999 -- Information Theory
QA 70-100 - Computers and software
T -- Technology