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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1967-1968-369

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xl Annual Report of the Delegacy departments whose problems are particularly urgent and difficult It is hoped that the committee will be able to present its report by the sum- mer term 1967 THE LIBRARY The Library's work during the year was overshadowed by the gather- ing storms of financial crisis which affected not only acquisitions policy but also the building programme interim storage facilities and staffing Yet new demands were made on the Library by the academic depart- ments particularly for books required in connection with the courses leading to the new type of master's degree to be introduced in imple- mentation of the recommendations contained in the Robbins Report fortunately the College found itself able to make special grant of Ā£3 900 for this purpose Despite the financial pressure during the session the Library Com- mittee found it possible to authorise the placing of subscriptions for sixty-seven new periodicals twenty-six in the humanities and forty- one in the sciences and for ten new series of texts or monographs mainly in the humanities while standing orders were placed for twenty-five major works in progress Altogether 012 volumes and 228 pamphlets were purchased during the year Once again the Library Committee is indebted to large number of donors individual and corporate listed in Appendix III for their generous gifts of books and periodicals 664 volumes and 188 pamphlets or parts of periodicals were received in this manner bring- ing the total accessions for the year up to 676 volumes and 416 pamphlets The two largest gifts were in the field of theology 821 volumes of older literature useful for the history of Anglican thought in the 19th century including many collections of sermons and col- lected editions of divines received from the Thorold and Lyttelton Library at Winchester through the good offices of the Librarian of the University of Southampton and 366 volumes and sixty-one pamphlets including many dissertations from the library of Abo Academy the direct outcome of visit to the College of group of Scandinavian librarians in September 1965 Perhaps the most interesting single item received as gift from Mr Walter Segal is the well-worn and incom- plete copy of Martin Luther's Deutscher Thesaurus in the revised edition by Thimotheus Kirchner printed at Frankfurt-am-Main in 1570 probably by Sigmund Feyerabend efforts are being made to obtain photocopies of the missing leaves to complete this newly acquired copy
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