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Keeping treasures in testing times : special collections in the academic environment

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posted on 2004-01-01, 00:00 authored by Anne Horn, D Stumm
“… university libraries, while differing in the specifics of their goals, generally embrace the obligation to collect, preserve, and make available primary source materials for both current scholarship and future research” (Hewitt 1998).

This paper explores some of the challenges faced by the Fryer Library, the special collections branch of the University of Queensland Library responsible for manuscripts and pictorial materials, as well as theses and rare books. The challenges are not dissimilar to those being met by other cultural agencies or institutions as well as other academic libraries. The challenges covered include collection development, access and preservation, making appropriate responses to the research imperative, as well as promotion of services and collections, and servicing the community at large. The paper outlines the research library context and concludes with experiences of cross-sectoral collaborations and future opportunities.

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Event

Museums Australia. National Conference (2004 : Melbourne, Victoria)

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1 - 11

Publisher

Museums Australia

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

Place of publication

Canberra, A.C.T.

Start date

2004-05-16

End date

2004-05-21

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

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2004, Museums Australia

Title of proceedings

Food for thought : museums & galleries, feast & famine : Museums Australia National Conference

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