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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1967-1968-370

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Annual Report of the Delegacy xli before very necessary rebinding but so far no other copy of this edition has been located in this country or in Germany The Centre for Military Archives now firmly established continues to attract important collections of private military papers many of which because of their inherent confidential nature would be unlikely to have been passed to public archive repository The most im- portant collections received during the year were the papers of Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert Brooke-Popham generously given by his widow and first instalment of the papers of General Lord Ismay deposited on indefinite loan by his widow Other gifts included the papers of General Sir Reade Godwin-Austen Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Reginald Benson and Major-General Barnardiston while papers deposited included those of Lieutenant-General Sir Launcelot Kiggell and Admiral Kennedy The number of applications from outsiders to be allowed to use the Library rises continually the admission of 107 outside readers being re- ported to the Library Committee during the session While number of these were undergraduates from other universities wishing to have suitable library facilities near their homes during vacation-a facility in which the College naturally enjoys reciprocal arrangements in pro- vincial university libraries-there is considerable proportion of in- dividuals engaged in research who find that the College Library meets their special needs particularly in the case of those subjects in which King's specialises In the field of inter-library co-operation the College Library has undertaken to collect publications from the five Portuguese African territories within the acquisitions scheme sponsored by the Standing Conference on Library Materials on Africa and it has agreed to co- operate with the University Library and University College in the acquisition of 'little magazines' the ephemeral publications which contain much experimental creative writing that may well prove im- portant for the study of contemporary English and American literature in years to come The Library has also taken up membership of the International Association of Technological University Libraries and of the International Association of Law Libraries On the other hand the figures for inter-library loans show that the College Library finds it necessary to borrow roughly twice as many books from elsewhere for the use of members of the College as it is called upon to lend to other libraries these figures underline the inadequacy of the Library's hold- ings to meet the needs of the teaching and research carried on in the
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