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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1975-1976-424

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lii Annual Report of the Delegacy Additional shelving was to be provided in one of the reading rooms of the New Library at the cost of some seating Service to readers The institution of reader's tickets in the interest of the security of the Library was implemented without hitch and served its purpose in identifying unauthorised persons using the Library when spot checks were carried out 240 outside reader's tickets were issued during the year 34 of these being to persons previously admitted to the privilege of using the Library These figures do not include the many students of other universities presenting SCONUL vacation reading cards nor those from polytechnics presenting similar cards issued under the auspices of the Council of Polytechnic Libraries The demands for photocopying in the Library reached such level during the year largely as result of the increasing practice of supplying work for undergraduates as College charge that the whole problem had to be reassessed in the light of the staff time involved in providing the service especially in the Science libraries The Library Committee resolved that students should be required to pay cash for any photo- copying work which was not specifically authorised by member of the academic staff of the student's department as constituting genuine need in connection with his course or research The implementation of this policy had the desired effect of bringing the demands for photo- copying within the limits of practicability without an increase of the Library staff The Library Committee subsequently agreed to meet request from College working party on photocopying facilities to provide space in the Library for coin-operated photocopying machine for an experimental period having been assured by members of the Faculty of Laws that the provision of the facility would not as had previously been thought contravene the copyright legislation the machine would be sited in the catalogue hall where its operation would cause the minimum disturbance to readers and where the handling of Library books by readers would be under the visual supervision of the staff Inter-Library co-operation The Library continued to participate in the co-operative acquisitions scheme organised by the Standing Conference on Library Materials on Africa in which it has responsibility for the Portuguese African terri- tories It also supplied cataloguing information concerning its current
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