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ERIC Number: EJ993727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0004-8623
"Arrogant Conceit and Impertinence": John Metcalfe's Secondment to the University of Sydney Library
Radford, Neil A.
Australian Academic & Research Libraries, v37 n4 p273-281 Dec 2006
In 1956-57 John Metcalfe was seconded from the Public Library of New South Wales to the University of Sydney to report on the needs of the University Library. This is a forgotten chapter in that Library's history, and a hitherto unexamined aspect of Metcalfe's career. Metcalfe was apparently manoeuvering to leave the Public Library, and expected to become the next university librarian, but his motives remain unclear. (Contains 22 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia