In 1994 OLLIS again faces similar challenges coupled with the phenomenal 1994 expansion and a very short time frame to negotiate library service policies with the new wave of educational provider libraries. Another challenge stems from the fact that some of the new educational provider libraries, unlike the original provider libraries, have no previous experience in providing off campus library services and no delivery infrastructures in place. Post graduate Open Learning will present its own challenges for libraries.
Paul's qualifications include a Master of librarianship from the University of NSW and a Bachelor of Divinity form the University of London. Paul's management experience has been fairly extensive and he has worked in Acquisitions, collection management, and management development (policy and planning).
Before joining the University of NSW in 1982, he worked in the University of Sussex Library as Senior Library Assistant, and subsequently as Deputy Agent, Copyright Libraries Agency, London.
Deidre will be assisting Sue Steele, Systems Librarian, to develop, operate and integrate information networks into the mainstream information services now offered by Monash University Library. In particular she will be promoting the use of AARNet and Internet to Monash Academic staff.
Briefly summarised, the reprinted report suggests that this publisher produces what appear to be from their titles to be properly researched, refereed and edited scholarly books but which often prove to contain quite extraordinary gibberish. It is suggested that manuscripts are accepted unread and that proof readers are strongly encouraged not to correct errors.
Edwin Mellen Press uses electrostatic (photocopying) technology and usually prints only 300 copies of any title, but titles are guaranteed to stay perpetually in print. A recent catalogue from the Press promises 450 new titles per year and also makes it clear that academic and research libraries are their target.
By getting their books included in approval plans and publishing nearly all of their books in series to induce standing orders, Edwin Mellen has succeeded in selling some very bad books to many of the world's best libraries.
Monash University Library (MUL) too has purchased many titles from this imprint in good faith. Possibly some of these are quite good scholarly works which were judged to arcane by other publishers. At least one title is on a recommended reading list for an undergraduate course. Nonetheless we cannot but be concerned on reading the allegations in "Campus Review". MUL has no brief as a censor of scholarship, but would be very grateful to hear the opinion of Monash scholars on the value of many Edwin Mellen titles which the Library holds and can supply at least partial lists of these. Contact the Collection Management Librarian, Robert Stafford by telephone on 52613 or email email@example.com
The success of this publisher, who to date has generally confined its interests to the humanities, cannot be separated from the publish or perish syndrome which has long plagued the sciences. In sciences, and indeed the social sciences, one consequence has been ever increasing serials costs to libraries, who have had to develop a range of strategies in response. We would be very pleased to have the advice of the academic community on whether or not we should continue to circulate new title information for this publisher's books. For those who are interested we can also supply copies of a four-page extract from Mellen Books in Print entitled 'how to publish a scholarly book '.
Collection Management Librarian
Firstsearch offers a wide range of databases providing information about books, articles, theses, films, computer software and other types of material. Firstsearch's online catalogue has been designed with an easy interface that allows its users to move easily through the online search process in just a few simple steps without training and without online search experience.. CAUL, the Council of Australian University Librarians, has arranged for a three months free trial of the Firstsearch database from February 1994 and Monash University Library through its membership of CAUL will be taking part in this trial.
If you would like to find out more about the Firstsearch contact your Subject Librarian by telephone or Email you can refer to the list of SUBJECT LIBRARIANS and their contact details supplied with this issue of Library News.
Library practice has been to write to all publishing editors and authors requesting donated copies of their works. The Library is aware that not all publishers provide free copies to authors, the Library will buy copies in cases where authors are not in a position to donate.
The library also acquires copies of books by Monash authors for its open access collection. Authors and editors are asked to send copies of their works to the Patricia Miles, Gifts Officer, Technical Services Department, Main Library.
The exhibition is on display on the first floor of the Main Library ,Clayton campus and can be viewed at any time while the library is open. Entrance to the exhibition and an extensive catalogue are free.
EMAIL Contact. If you wish to contact any of the librarians listed above by EMAIL please use the following format :
SEND : TO: Firstname.Surname@lib.monash.edu.au Subject/ Contact Librarian/ Telephone Accounting/ Judy Hopley/ 52317 or 55293 Administrative Law/ Petal Kinder/ 52605 Air Law/ Nicholas Pengelley/ 52604 Alternative dispute resolution/ Petal Kinder/ 52605 American studies/ Grace Giannini/ 55472 Anatomy/ Vivienne Bernath/52638 or 52629 Anthropology/ Susan Little/52654 Asian languages & studies(Indonesian) Helen Soemardjo/ 52658 Asian languages & studies(Chinese)Dennis Kishere/ 52658 Australian studies/Grace Giannini/ 55472 Banking law/ Rosemary bunnage/ 52605 Bibliographical & Textual studies/ Richard Overell/ 52689 Biochemistry/ Wendy Baldwin/ 52642 or 52629 Bioethics/ Anna Davis/ 52654 Business/ Judy Hopley/ 52317 or 55293 Business/ May-Lee Wee/ 55293 Business systems/ Sara Miranda/ 55590 Centre for studies in religion & theology/Anna Davis/52654 Chemical engineering/Nhan Le/ 52645 Chemistry/ Nhan Le/ 52645 Chinese studies/ Dennis Kishere/ 52658 Civil engineering/ Krystyna Thomas/ 52650 Civil procedure/ Rosemary Bunnage/ 52605 Commerce/Judy Hopley/52317 or 55293 Commerce/May-Lee Wee/55293 Community Medicine(Box Hill)/Vivienne Bernath/52638 or 52629 Community Medicine (Moorabbin)/Pauline Middleton/52629 Company Law/Rosemary Bunnage/52605 Comparative literature/Phillip Watson/55293 Computer Science/Sara Miranda/55590 Conflict of laws/Nicholas Pengelley/52604 Constitutional Law/Petal Kinder/52605 Contract Law/Rosemary Bunnage/52605 Copyright/Patents Law/Rosemary Bunnage/52605 Criminal Law/Poh York Lee/52605 Criminology/Poh York Lee/52605 Development studies/Helen Soemardjo/52658 Drama & Theatre studies/Stephanie Foott/55472 Earth Sciences/Krystyna Thomas/52650 Ecology & Evolutionary biology/Wendy Baldwin/52642 or 52629 Economics/May-Lee Wee/55293 Econometrics/May-Lee Wee/55293 Economic history/May-Lee Wee/55293 Education/Dennis Warren/52659 Electrical & Computing systems engineering/Krystyna Thomas/52650 English/Phillip Watson/55293 Environmental Law/Nicholas Pengelley/52604 Environmental science/Simon huggard/52687 Equity/Trusts/Rosemary Bunnage/52605 European studies/Grace Giannini/55472 Evidence/Poh York Lee/52605 Family Law/Geraldine Woodhatch/52605 Finance/Judy Hopley/52317 or 55293 Forensic Medicine/Poh York Lee/52605 Genetics & Developmental Biology/Pauline Middleton/52629 Geography/Simon Huggard/52687 German & Slavic studies/TBA Government publications(Law)/Petal Kinder/52605 Graduate School of management/Judy Hopley/52317 Greek,Roman & Egyptian studies/Phillip Watson/55293 History/Grace Giannini/55472 Indonesian/Helen Soemardjo/52658 Industrial Law/Rosemary Bunnage/52605 Inheritance & Succession/Geraldine Woodhatch/52605 Insurance Law/Rosemary Bunnage/52605 International Law/Nicholas Pengelley/52604 Japanese studies/Dennis Kishere/52658 Jewish studies/Grace Giannini/55472 Jurisprudence/Legal Philosophy/Nicholas Pengelley/52604 Koori Research Centre/Anna Davis/52654 Korean studies/Jung Sim Kim/52678 Law/Nicholas Pengelley/52604 Law & Gender/Geraldine Woodhatch/52605 Law reform/Geraldine Woodhatch/52605 Legal profession/Geraldine Woodhatch/52605 Legal writing & research/Petal Kinder/52605 Librarianship Archives & Records/ Stephanie Foott/55472 Linguistics/May-Lee Wee/55293 Management/Judy Hopley/52317 or 55293 Marketing/Judy Hopley/52317 or 55293 Maritime Law/Nicholas Pengelley/52604 Materials engineering/Michael Bertie/52652 Mathematics/Sara Miranda/55590 Mechanical Engineering/Michael Bertie/52652 Medicine(Alfred)/Vivienne Bernath/52638 or 52629 Medicine(Box Hill)/Vivienne Bernath/52638 or 52629 Medicine(Monash Medical Centre)/Pauline Middleton/52629 Medicine & the Law/Poh York Lee/52605 Microbiology/Patricia Naish/55367 or 52629 Migrant studies/Anna Davis/52654 Monash Asia Institute/Helen Soemardjo & Dennis Kishere/52658 MOSA/Dennis Warren/52659 Music/Georgina Binns/53236 Obstetrics & Gynaecology/Pauline Middleton/52629 Paediatrics/Pauline Middleton/52629 Pathology & Immunology/Vivienne Bernath/52638 or 52629 Pharmacology/Pauline Middleton/52629 Philosophy/Anna Davis/52654 Physics/Michael Bertie/52652 Physiology/Vivienne Bernath/52638 or 52629 Planning Law/Rosemary Bunnage/52605 Politics/Gayle Whyte/52654 Property Law/Rosemary Bunnage/52605 Psychological Medicine/Pauline Middleton/52629 Psychology/Patricia Naish/55367 or 52629 Pulp & Paper/Michael Bertie/52652 Religion & Theology/Anna Davis/52654 Robotics-Digital Technology/Sara Miranda/55590 Romance languages/Marie Pernat/55472 Social Work & Human Services/Anna Davis/52654 Social & Preventative Medicine/Vivienne Bernath/52638 or 52629 Sociology/Susan Little/52654 Southeast Asian studies/Helen Soemardjo/52658 Surgery(Alfred)/Vivienne Bernath/52638 or 52629 Surgery(Monash Medical Centre)Pauline Middleton/52629 Taxation Law/Rosemary Bunnage/52605 Torts/Poh York Lee/52605 Tourism/Simon Huggard/52687 Trade Practices/Rosemary Bunnage/52605 Visual Arts/Stephanie Foott/55472 Women's Studies/Anna Davis/52654
EMAIL Contact. If you wish to contact any of the librarians listed above by EMAIL please use the following format :
SEND : TO: Firstname.Surname@lib.monash.edu.au Subject/ Contact librarian/ Telephone Accounting/ David Horne/ 32441 Anthropology & Sociology/ Christine Sambell/ 32443 Applied Psychology/ Averil Dent/ 32536 Applied Engineering/ Sara Miranda/ 32439 Art & Design/ Gillian Marsden/ 32440 Banking & Finance/ David Horne/32441 Business/ David Horne/32441 Business/ Anna Ryan/32441 Chinese/ Christine Sambell/ 32443 Cinema studies/ Christine Sambell/ 32443 Classical studies/ Christine Sambell/ 32443 Computing/ Eve Cupper/ 32264 Early Childhood Education (Peninsula)/Alison Trembath/44303 Econometrics/ David Horne/ 32441 Economics/ Anna Ryan/ 32441 Education (Peninsula)/Alison Trembath/44303 Engineering/Sara Miranda/32439 English/ Christine Sambell/ 32443 French/ Christine Sambell/32443 Geography/ Christine Sambell/ 32443 German History/ Christine Sambell/ 32443 Greek,Roman & Egyptian Studies/ Christine Sambell/ 32443 History/ Christine Sambell/ 32443 Human Services -Welfare/Averil Dent/32536 Humanities/ Christine Sambell/ 32443 Industrial Design/ Gillian Marsden/ 32440 Japanese/ Christine Sambell/32443 Linguistics/Christine Sambell/32443 Management/David Horne/32441 Marketing/ Anna Ryan/ 32441 Mathematics/ Sara Miranda/ 32439 Nursing/ Alison Trembath/ 44303 Philosophy/Christine Sambell/ 32443 Physics/ Eve Cupper/ 32264 Policing & Public Safety/Averil Dent/ 32536 Politics/ Christine Sambell/ 32443 Primary Education/Alison Trembath/44303 Psychology/Averil Dent/ 32536 Sciences - Physical/ Sara Miranda/ 32439 Social Sciences/Averil Dent/ 32536 Water Studies/ Sara Miranda/ 32439
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