From The Ground Up

The Publication of Archaeological Projects

a user needs survey

 


Appendices

Appendix 5.4: Results of Library Survey

Titles:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Bodleian Library, Oxford (1) * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Bournemouth University (2) *20 *36 *9 *12 *91/59 - *2 - - - - *0 *6 -
Cambridge University Library (3) *29 *1 *1/1 *1 *0/0 *0 *0 *0 *0 *2 *0 *0 *2 *0/0
Institute of Archaeology, London *10 *20 *8/12 *10 *4/4 *0 *1 *0 *1 *3 *0 *12 *35 *7/5
King Alfred's, Winchester (4) *10 *3 *0 - *5/4 - - - *2 - - *9 *5 *0
National Museums of Scotland (5) *0 *1 *1 *0 *1 *0 *1 *1 *1 *0 *0 *1 *0 *0
The Queen's University of Belfast (6) *5 *6 - *0 *7/6 *0 - - *0 - *15 *9 - *0
Society of Antiquaries of London (7) *1 *0 *1/0 *1 *2/2 *0 *0 *1 *2 *0 *0 *1 *1 *1
Trinity College, Carmarthen *55 *4 - - - - - - - *1 - *89 - -
University of Birmingham (8) *15 - *7/4 *7 *7 *1 - *0 - *2 - *15 *12 *4/3
University of Bristol *10 - *6 *1 *5 *0 *0 *2 - *1 *0 *25 - -
University College Cork *9 *10 *3/5 - *5/3 *22 - *10 *0 - - *14 - *8/6
University College Dublin (9) *38 - *8/12 *4 *4/5 *34 *0 *3 - *1 - *6 - *44/31
University of Glasgow (10) *35 *8 *1/0 *5 *2/2 *3 *12 *11 *3 *0 *0 *7 *4 -
University of Leicester * * * * * * * * - * * * * *
University of Liverpool (11) *11 - - *4 *0/5 *2 *3 *1 - *7 - *11 - -
University of Manchester (12) *10 *6 *9 *8 *7 *7 *4 *1 *2 *4 - *7 *5 *0
University of Newcastle *18 - - - - *2 * - - - - *17 *14 -
University of Nottingham (13) *26 - - *5 *16/22 *5 *4 *5 *0 *3 - *19 *6 -
University of Reading (14) *66 *10 *5/4 *33 *11/20 *0 *8 *5 *1 *10 - *72 *31 *4/5
University of Sheffield (15) *143 *20 *0 *2 *9/16 *2 *1 *14 - *4 - *22 *11 -
University of Wales, Lampeter (16) - * - * * - * * - * * * * -
University of York (17) *28 *13 *35 *9 *34/32 - - *2 *2 *12 *3 *41 *25 *20/16

Titles

1. Barrett, J, Bradley, R & Green, M 1990 Landscape, Monuments and Society: The Prehistory of Cranbourne Chase. Cambridge (Cambridge University Press).

2. Barrett, J, Bradley, R & Hall, M 1991 Papers on the prehistoric archaeology of Cranbourne Chase. Oxford (Oxbow Monograph 11).

3. Biddle, M 1990 Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester. Winchester Studies 7.ii: Artefacts from Medieval Winchester. Oxford (Clarendon Press).

4. Bidwell, PT 1985 The Roman Fort of Vindolanda at Chesterholm, Northumberland. London (HBMC Archaeological Report 1).

5. Cunliffe, B 1984 Danebury: An Iron Age Hillfort in Hampshire. London (CBA Research Report 52). Vols 1 & 2.

6. Eogan, G 1984 Excavations at Knowth I: Smaller passage tombs, Neolithic Occupation and Beaker activity. Dublin (Royal Irish Academy).

7. Frere, SS & Wilkes, JJ 1989 Strageath: excavations within the Roman fort, 1973-86. London (Britannia Monograph Series 9).

8. Hedges, JW 1983 Isbister: A chambered tomb in Orkney. Oxford (BAR British Series 115).

9. Holdsworth, P (ed) Excavations in the Medieval Burgh of Perth 1979-1981. Edinburgh (Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Monograph 5).

10. Jarrett, MG & Wrathmell, S 1981 Whitton: An Iron Age and Roman Farmstead in South Glamorgan. Cardiff (University of Wales Press).

11. McNeill, TE 1981 Carrickfergus Castle. Belfast (Northern Ireland Archaeological Monograph 1).

12. Sharples, NM 1991 Maiden Castle: Excavations and field survey 1985-6. London (HBMC: English Heritage Report 19).

13. Sherlock, SJ & Welch, MG 1992 An Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Norton, Cleveland. London (CBA Research Report 82).

14. Wallace, PF 1992 The Viking Age buildings of Dublin. Dublin (Royal Irish Academy). Parts i & ii.

Notes

1. No frequency of use figures available.

2. Figures are for the last 4 years apart from that for No 7 which is for the last 2 years. Figure in italics (No 13) - reference copy only.

3. Borrowing figure since the item was catalogued. Items in italics would not ordinarily be loaned for various reasons, but only in exceptional circumstances, hence the low figures for borrowings.

4. Loans in the last 2 years.

5. Borrowing statistics from late 1996 only. Does not include consultation without being signed out.

6. 6 & 14 are consultation only.

7. Reference Library with limited lending to Fellows and via inter library loans. Number of loans (over last five years) is not much of a guide on use.

8. Loans since Spring 1995.

9. Open access so loan statistics reflect only part of the usage.

10. Loans in last two years.

11. No way of knowing how often they have been borrowed.

12. Varying depending on date of acquisition.

13. Cannot be sure what period the borrowing statistics cover.

14. Borrowing figures are since date of acquisition.

15. Borrowing figures are since September 1996.

16. Could only give dates of last three loans.

17. Borrowing statistics since 1988, or since the date of acquisition.


Purchasing Policies

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

As a Copyright Library, the Bodleian is entitled to receive British publications free of charge and tends not to purchase many foreign items for archaeology. Archaeology is catered for at the Ashmolean in Oxford.

Bournemouth University

No information on purchasing policy.

Cambridge University Library

Legal deposit library so can claim a free copy of any item published in the British Isles. They purchase very extensively on archaeology published abroad and occasional British items which have slipped through the legal deposit net.

Institute of Archaeology

No information on purchasing policy.

King Alfred's Winchester

No information on purchasing policy.

National Museums of Scotland

Purchasing policy is fairly comprehensive, at least for British items. Most archaeological monographs are bought in response to curatorial demand, but also receive many items as donations and have regular standing orders with certain bodies - Oxbow Books - Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History; Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd - The Archaeology of Canterbury; Council for British Archaeology - Archaeology of York; BAR British Series; BAR International Series; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies - Britannia Monographs; Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum; Council for British Archaeology - Research Reports; English Heritage Archaeological Reports; St Albans & Hertfordshire Archaeology Society - Transactions; Royal Irish Academy - Medieval Dublin; Society of Antiquaries of London - Occasional Papers; Oxford University Committee for Archaeology - Monographs; Society of Antiquaries of London - Reports of the Research Committee; Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland - Reports; Society for Medieval Archaeology Monographs; Southampton Archaeology Monographs; Wessex Archaeology Reports; Wetland Archaeology Research Project - Occasional Papers.

The Queen's University of Belfast

The library purchases what academic staff in the School of Archaeology asks it to purchase, within available funds. Library staff would also ensure that anything of Irish interest is purchased.

Society of Antiquaries of London

Receive several hundred books each year as donations or for review. Purchase around 300 books a year. The library aims to provide a research collection and so monographs are collected if they are scholarly works of permanent value. The Library Committee decides on which books to purchase.

Trinity College, Carmarthen

No information on purchasing policy.

University of Birmingham

The majority of books purchased for the library are selected by members of academic staff in the department of Ancient History and Archaeology. These will be a wide variety of academic books covering subjects or sites that are relevant to the teaching and research interests of the Department. For British archaeology, the library is likely to buy fewer books on sites in Scotland than for England and Wales.

University of Bristol

No information purchasing policy.

University College Cork

No information on purchasing policy.

University College Dublin

Some monographs are purchased on standing order - BAR British Series and CBA Research Reports. Otherwise monographs are recommended by members of the department or selected by the humanities librarian from catalogues, reviews, etc.

University of Glasgow

Purchase of archaeological monographs depends on the subject areas covered by coursework and on recommendation by the department.

University of Leicester

The Library's policy on purchasing monographs is determined by the needs of academics for teaching and research.

University of Liverpool

All archaeological material the library holds is selected by the academic staff in the appropriate department. The library is currently formulating a uniform acquisitions policy which will in time standardise acquisition procedures.

University of Manchester

In general the library aims to purchase as many as possible of such archaeological monographs which relate to the British Isles. This is because the library seeks to support teaching and research not just in the Department of Art History and Archaeology but also in the Departments of English and History. The library also tries to support the needs of both of the Archaeological units based at the university and of the Institute of Field Archaeologists. Members of the public as well as students and staff from other universities. In the past finding out about publications could be a hit or miss affair. Since the advent of Oxbow Books this situation has improved. Lists of publications in British and Irish Archaeological Abstracts and in British Archaeology are also useful. Another key part of bibliographical information for this library is the provision of ISBNs in advertisements and in book lists. Because the library has to use selected suppliers for the purchase of the bulk of English language material and not order direct from the small publisher this information is vital.

University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

No information on policy.

University of Nottingham

The library tries to buy everything on reading lists and also buy in direct response to requests from departments.

University of Reading

The library buys archaeological monographs ordered by the Department of Archaeology to satisfy research or teaching needs. The library also has standing orders for all monographs published in the following series - English Heritage; BAR British Series; Britannia Monographs; CBA Research Reports; East Anglian Archaeology; Society for Medieval Archaeology; Yorkshire Archaeological Society; Excavations at Usk; Reports of the Research Committee of the Antiquaries of London.

University of Sheffield

No information on purchasing policy.

University of Wales, Lampeter

Book selection is carried out by the academic departments with the library processing the orders.

University of York

The Archaeology Department staff and students through their Library Representative decide how the budget should be spent. Currently have three Standing Orders for Monographs - BAR British Series; CBA Research Reports; English Heritage Archaeological Reports. Any other monographs of interest would be picked up through catalogues etc and ordered through the library.


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