Does RCL contain titles from BCL3?



Yes. RCL does contain some of the titles which were recommended in Books for College Libraries, third edition (BCL3). The BCL3 title retention varies greatly amongst RCL disciplines and reflects the scholarly and publication trends in a subject. For example, RCL’s U.S. History section retained nearly 25% of BCL3 selections, while the Computer Science discipline has changed dramatically and experienced an almost total turnover, retaining just 1% of BCL3 titles. Additionally, RCL contains new interdisciplinary subjects to reflect the contemporary undergraduate curriculum, offering coverage beyond the traditional BCL3, LC subject-based classifications.