Derek Fielding and the University of Queensland

Schmidt, Janine (2000) Derek Fielding and the University of Queensland. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 31 3: 11-30. doi:10.1080/00048623.2000.10755125

Author Schmidt, Janine
Title Derek Fielding and the University of Queensland
Journal name Australian Academic and Research Libraries   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8623
Publication date 2000-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00048623.2000.10755125
Volume 31
Issue 3
Start page 11
End page 30
Total pages 20
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
...The legacy of Derek Fielding at the University of Queensland is multifaceted. His achievements have provided the basic building blocks of current improvements and activities and will remain for many years to come. Perhaps the final word on both the past and the present should be left to Derek:

Administering a modern university library resembles the labour of Sisyphus. Progress in one area such as book-purchasing power, seating or information service merely promotes a demand for more from staff and students. Improvements become accepted as normal and the new level becomes a platform from which the library is asked for more. The librarian in his turn must compete for a larger share of total university funds; these are unfortunately less than adequate even to maintain existing standards.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue: "Derek Fielding: A Festschrift".

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