Keeping Treasures in Testing Times: Special Collections in the Academic Environment

Horn, A. H. and Stumm, D. (2004). Keeping Treasures in Testing Times: Special Collections in the Academic Environment. In: Suzanne Davies, Food for Thought Museums Australia National Conference Final Papers. Food for Thought Museums Australia National Conference, Melbourne, Vic, Australia, (1-11). 16-21 May 2004.


Author Horn, A. H.
Stumm, D.
Title of paper Keeping Treasures in Testing Times: Special Collections in the Academic Environment
Conference name Food for Thought Museums Australia National Conference
Conference location Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Conference dates 16-21 May 2004
Proceedings title Food for Thought Museums Australia National Conference Final Papers
Place of Publication Melbourne, Vic., Australia
Publisher Museums Australia
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor Suzanne Davies
Volume 9
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 10
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Abstract/Summary 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.
Subjects EX
400301 Museum Studies
751006 Managing collections
Keyword Fryer Library
Special libraries
Collection development
Access
Preservation
Q-Index Code EX

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: University of Queensland Library Staff Publications and Presentations
 
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