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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1963-1964-419

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XXII ANNUAL REIOKT hopes to be able to meet this obvious need of the scientists as soon as the reorganization of the Library brings together larger concentration of scientific journals In the meantime the provision of small photo- copying machine in the Library will permit the reproduction of perio- dical articles and similar materials for the use of research workers in their own rooms or laboratories The space problem still causes great concern Early in the session it was thought that some alleviation of the congestion experienced in the Library might be found in the establishment in two adjoining properties in the Strand one of which already served as Library store of self- contained unit in which the various History libraries might be con- centrated thus enabling the upper reading room of the General Library to be developed as general science library and permitting some con- sequent expansion of the much overcrowded staff workrooms This scheme was abandoned however when reassessment of the programme for the reconstruction of the College disclosed that these two properties would in all probability be among the first to be demolished in order to clear the site of the first stage of the new Library Whilst these revised rebuilding plans give promise of the rehousing of substantial portion of the Library at an earlier date than had originally been thought possible the immediate result is that the Library will have even less space at its disposal during the next three or four years Fortunately the University's library depository at Egham provides at least temporary solution of this particular problem and over 000 volumes have already been sent there from the Strand store and from the book- cases which were used by the Library in the Great Hall FINANCE The total income from Donations for the year was £22 100 and in particular the College was grateful for grant from the Nuffield Founda- tion for the purchase of the Classical Library of Professor Enk The Block Grant from the Court of the University amounted to £786 000 compared with £755 800 in the previous year and £70 100 was received in respect of the supplementary grant for the 1960 salary revision as against £67 000 in 1960-61 In addition £6 100 was received as supplementary grant for the April 1962 salary revision Fee income was £120 600 compared with £115 800 last year As in previous years Government Departments various Foundations and private firms continued their support of research projects at the College The total figure was £57 800 compared with £56 600 last year Departmental expenses increased from £697 600 last year to £738 650 in the present year This figure includes the cost of salaries and superannuation of the academic library technical and clerical staffs of the College as well as expenditure on departmental and laboratory maintenance and library costs Maintenance of Premises showed an increase from £151 200 to
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