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Once again, your Ed, has been breathing Burbage-like down the
necks of would-be bards, and, while the result isn't all that
Bacon would have liked, well, what do you expect for free?
Your Ed. has also been picking the brains of Mao Tse-Tung-in
cheek and came up with the following thought:  A publication
should always be written with a particular clientele in mind.
Communists see clearly that people tend to like best what they
have written themselves.  Therefore, the more people contribute to a newsletter, the greater will be its popularity.  So
anyone who refuses to write for Biblos is a bourgeois running
dog of imperialist reactionaries!
Front Office Report
Staff Changes
The Tyas Committee
How to Change Horses..,
BCLA  Fall   Meeting
International   Congress of Orientalists
Woodward Librarian
A committee of life sciences deans, other heads and librarians,
after advertising widely, has interviewed several candidates for
the position of Woodward Bio-medical Librarian and hopes to selec
the new head within a month.
Student-Library Committee
Mr, Mclnnes and Mr. Bell discussed arrangements with Mr, Shawn
Sullivan, President of the Alma Mater Society, for the continuatii
of this committee.  The library representatives will be Mr,
Erickson, Mr, Palsson, Mrs, Port and Mr. Mclnnes, who will be Cha
man.  The student representatives will be appointed by the Studen1
Council after advertising for and interviewing candidates.
AU non-professional vacancies above Library Assistant i will be
advertised for five days on the notice board outside the staff
lounge before an applicant is selected.  If no applicant is selec
ted from within the Library the Personnel Office will be requested
to send over applicants.
PSAP has met once and will meet frequently in future to discuss '
problems of mutual interest to Public Service and Processing    ;
Divisions.  Notes from the meetings of this informal committee
will be distributed to all divisions.  Questions arising from
these should be referred to Bill Watson or Doug Mclnnes,  Infor- •
mation about statistics kept in Public Service Divisions is being
accumulated by D. Mclnnes.  When all Divisions have outlined the '
kinds of statistics kept, an attempt will be made to establish
those which are most important and to introduce some degree of
uniformity in the way they are kept.  Hopefully, the quantity of :
statistics needed can be reduced once the significant ones are
Norman Colbeck has prepared a list of names of authors, of whose ;
works collections are to be found in the Colbeck room in the Lib-'
rary. Copies can be obtained from R.M.Hamilton or seen at the '
Humanities desk and elsewhere. The number of authors listed is i
close to 500 and they represent a collection not far short of   '■ 3
0,000 volumes.  It is certain that a list of titles will not be
vail able for quite some time, so the list of authors should prove
seful on a partial basis for ascertaining probabilities in the
olbeck collection.  It is expected that Bibliographical Searching
ill find the author list most useful, but it should be of interest
p  the   reference divisions and Sedgewick, (incidentally, carrells
ave been ordered for the Colbeck room.)
ne of the questionnaires in the Downs survey dealt with the book
ol lections, their range and quality.  The chief librarians of the
estern university libraries have suggested that this survey be used
s  a basis for informing the presidents of the western universities
s to the strengths of collections in their libraries so that unnecessary duplication and competition in buying can be minimized.  The
1(,B,C. bibliographers are preparing an index to this survey and the
inished product should provide a reasonably good key to particulars
bout collections here.  Copies will be sent to the university libra-
ians, A limited number will be made available for reference desk
se in the U.B.C. Library,
ommunications Circular
communications between members of large organizations tend to be some-
hing of a major problem. Actions by one person or division may
amify so as to affect many others, often in important but unforeseen
ays. Failures in communications can lead to difficult and unpleasant
onsequences.  This library has not been immune to communication down-
ime (computer jargon meaning that the system has broken down).
d improve communications, especially by providing a reminder of all
ghe persons and divisions that make up the library, a "Communications
jrcular" has been designed for in-1ibrary use.  Titles of the princi-
il administrative positions, branches and divisions appear towards
ie top of the form beside boxes to be checked for the addressee or
ne  circular may be used in two ways.  When intended for one or two
srsons or divisions their titles are checked and they are expected
i  read the memorandum, initial it, and pass it along as soon as
-»ssible to the next person indicated.  When directed to more people
*e original copy may be xeroxed (before any boxes are checked) and
|ch copy marked for the one person or division for whom it is inten-
*d. General memoranda should always be directed to all members of the
(ministration. STAFF CHANGES.
We Welcome - Ladies first
Carol Trueman
Therese Pascal
Bu rg i tta Willemson
Linda Lines
H i1 da u it den Bosch
Rick Crowe
Ian Edwards
Wi11iam 01dham
James Simon
Catalogu ing
Catalogu ing
Ci rculat ion
C i rcu1 at ion
C i rculat ion
Ci rculat ion
Ci rculat ion
Gov. Publi cations
Congratulations to -
El izabeth Knott LA I to LA
Linda Moss LA I to LA
on their Promotions.
We say Good-Bye to -
Jean Jones LA I
Burgitta Freybe Clerk I
Ellen Gregg LA I
Sharon Hutchinson LA I
Marguerite Livingstone LA I
Gwen Bell LA I I
Gracey Jones KPO
Robin Cripps LA I I
C i rcu1 at ion
Acqu i s i t ions
C i rcu1 at ion
Ci rculat ion
Ci rculat ion
Systems Div,
Catalogu ing
Further Staff Changes.
Best wishes to -
Jeanette Gravelle (Wdwd.)
Mrs. Jeffrey D. Wal 1 .
Sylvia Frazer (Music)
Everyone is most welcome to visit the key-punch room for
fery valid reason — it mercifully interrupts our work.  We
ie   in the penthouse, just ascend to the 8th floor, then
"low to where emanates the inevitable noise,  Also, it
:ords us an opportunity in introducing four most interesting
/-comers to our working midst.
The Quartet derive from the same family, each weigh 1051bs,,
> their minis), are remarkable for their diverse capabilities,
jcision, exactitude, reliability and typing skills of 145 wpm,
j,-eat amount of re-organization, re-deployment of staff, mental
»rgv and grey hairs have been caused to flourish in accommoda-
jg such paragons.  They are the latest model mods, probably
the f, gender (one cannot argue with them), of this modern
thnological age.  The Flexowriters 2302,
Five basic components combine to make the Friden Automatic
ting machines -- the reader, code translator, writing machine,
ie selector and puncher.  The reader mechanically senses codes
Khed on tape or cards at the speed of 730 per minute, and
iverts each code into a series of electrical impulses which
i  sent to the code translator, converting the impulses into a
Uianical action causing the key-levers to operate,  The writing
iponent contains the power supply, running on 110-115 volt,
i  the key-levers.  When a key is activated, either manually
automatically, the code selector converts this action, sending
series of electrical impulses to the punch, which, if on at
i  time, causes the code assigned to that key-lever to punch
an 8-channel 1" wide paper tape.  The resultant tape is then
jnto for computerized digestion.
All this contained in 22-3/4inch by 10 inches.  And every
(are inch an expensive one,
M. Cipolli.
Librarian Has Help.
Newberg, Ore,
When the librarian at the Newberg Library says
"Quiet," no one  makes a sound.  She keeps her
German shepherd near her to help with discipline. TH?
On Octooer 16th a ?iudy group of the Science Secretariat of the Privy Council of Canada visited UBC,  This
Croup, headed by Mr. J. P, l„ Tyas, is making a study to
examine present scientific and technical information
services and to assess the future requirements of scientific
and technical personnel in industry, universities, and
The purpose of their visit was to receive and discuss
:riefs submitted by "interested parties".  Four of these:—•
.a Librarians of UBC, U„ of Vie,, SFU., and BCIT —
submitted a joint brief which had been prepared by a com-
•r: it tee of representat i ves from the four libraries under
:'.-,z  chairmanship of Rein biongers of the Science Division
rt UBC,.
In their joint submission the four Librarians outline to what extent their institutions are at present serving the information needs of science, business, and
industry; to what extent they hope to be able to serve
these needs in the future; and what improvements and
changes would be required to provide the best scientific
end technical information service nationally and locally.
The Tyas Committee is interested in plans and proposals for immediate as well as future improvements
"all the way to Cloud Nine ,,,.,,„ „"  Mr„ Tyas hopes to
have a preliminary report ready next Spring and a final
report by the Fall of 1968,
Library Shields-Dorothy
Mr, H. Burndorfer
Vancouver 8, B.C.  Canada, FINE ARTS GALLERY.
Coming Thursday, November 2nd through Saturday, November 18,
(Closed Saturday, November 11, for Remembrance Day) ;
Maxwell Bates and Eric Metcalfe,
Drawings and watercolours by two Victorian
arti sts.
An appreciation:  Maxwell Bates is one of the few artists of
his generation in Western Canada to have maintained the respect
and admiration of successive generations of painters.  His
singlemindedness and ability to grasp and understand "the
moment" without allowing it to interfere with his own direction has served as an example to painters like Roy Kiyooka,
Ron Bloore, lain Baxter, and myself.
The majority of his work has yet to receive the recognition
that it deserves. Maxwell Bates has never been part of any
establishment;  he has never taught in the formal sense, or
had the usual gallery affiliations,  He is a man who has to be
sought out and approached on his own terms,
His concerns are private, often literary and highly satirical.
They deal almost totally with his own experience and condition.
He is a documentor, and keeps extensive note books, photos and
sketches which provide amazing detail and authenticity to all
his work.
There are references in Bates' work to the major trends in
twentieth century painting;  but it would be an oversimplification to approach his painting as expressionism or surrealism,
although he spent over sixteen years in Europe and studied
with Max Beckmann in New York,  Maxwell Bates has absorbed these
influences to create an uncompromising personal mythology,
Michael Morris,
Three Innocents:
Winifred Warters Esther Rogatnick Hugh Calverley
(circulated by the Western Canada Art Circuit)
An exhibition organized by Professor George Swinton, University
of Manitoba, of works by three "sophisticated primitives", whose
paintings express the direct, unspoiled, individual, and relatively untutored quality of "naive" painting, yet whose apparent underlying philosophies or background of travel, suggest a broader
experience than is usually attributed to such artists. Also coming to the FINE ARTS GALLERY:
From Tuesday, November 7th through Tuesday, November l4th„
Persian and Indian Miniatures
From the late 11th Century to the 19th Century.
Thirty-two works from the collection of Edwin Binney, 3rd,
of Brookline, Mass.  Circulated by the Western Canada
Art Ci rcuit.
Special Event:
12.30, Tuesday, November 7th, at the
Fine Arts Gal lery.
Dr. Mary Morehart, of- the Department
of Fine Arts, will discuss the Persian
and Indian Miniatures,
Double cross reference:
Pi shpek
But,   of course!
Twinkle,   twinkle,   Dynamac,
Self-propelling power pack.
Oh,   the energy you burn,
From the headlines of Canadian newspapers from July 20 to
August 2, 1967.  President de Gaulle's visit in comparison to
Napoleon's journey across France, on his return from Elba,
Headlines from March 9 to March 22, 1815, Paris,
President de Gaulle,
July 20     Patriarch of France, President de Gaulle to pay
5 day visit to Canada,
21 President de Gaulle to receive 21 gun salute on
arrival in Canada,
22 Hero of two Wars, President de Gaulle to visit
Quebec City,
23 Tumultuous Welcome rocks President de Gaulle,
24 President de Gaulle!s speech shocks Ottawa,
25 Canadian Cabinet in crisis session,
26 De Gaulle rebuked by Pearson S- returns to Paris,
27 Ottawa awaits fallout from de Gaulle blast,
31     De Gaulle won't apologize,
Aug,  2     Quebec speech misinterpreted,  President de Gaulle
in no way intended to interfere with Canadian
poli tics.
March 9 The Anthropophagus has quitted his den,
10 The Corsican Ogre has landed at Cape Juan,
11 The Tiger has arrived at Cap,
12 The Monster slept at Grenoble,
13 The Tyrant has passed through Lyons,
14 The Usurper is directing his steps toward Dijon,
18 Bonaparte is only sixty leagues from the capital.
He has been fortunate enough to escape his pursuers.
19 Bonaparte is advancing with rapid steps, but he will
never enter Paris.
20 Napoleon will tomorrow, be under our ramparts.
21 The Emperor is at Fontainebleau,
22 His Imperial and Royal Majest arrived yesterday
evening at Tuileries, amid joyful acclamations of
his devoted and faithful subjects.
Sources:    Monthly Review.  Ottawa Journal,  La Presse, 10
The British Columbia Library Association once again
entertained the faithful at its annual fall meeting held
at the Bayshore Inn on September 24.  Poultry seemed to
be the, order of the day, as the chicken luncheon was
preceded by at least one address that, in the eyes of most,
had "turkey" written all over it.  The aridity which
marked this stage of the proceedings was compounded by
the lack of recourse to any of the hotel's oases, the day
being Sunday and the need, naturally, acute.
The situation was somewhat alleviated by the luncheon
speaker, Maryan Reynolds, who managed, between her first
"lousy" and last "bucket of horse manure", to present an
interesting review of the work of the Washington State
Library, which she heads.
The theme of the meeting was "cooperation" and there
were three major papers directed toward various aspects of
the problem,  Gerry Bleiler of B.C. Tel, discussed the
potential of a communications network based on TelWX;
H.T. Fosbery of the Cooperative Book Center revealed
some of the problems associated with centralized cataloguing; and George Piternick analyzed a few conditions
which make cooperation more effective.  As a change of
pace, Margaretta Rice spoke in favour of the establishment
of demonstration school libraries in the province.
The day's work reiterated the fact that a speaker's
usefulness is enhanced if he can be simultaneously informative and amusing, and not render redundant his listeners'
abi1i ty to read. 11
Hospital Bed
September 29, 67.
UBC Library:
Dear Editor:
I am a student at UBC., presently in hospital, A friend
of mine kindly brought me a copy of September 28 issue of
UBSSEY, in which an article appeared referring to the Library
Circulation and mini-skirts.
I would like to give warning through your publication to
all my friends and to those who are able to accept advise from
a stranger, be very, very, careful of the length of your skirt.
I adopted the new style of thigh high skirts and discovered
my nylons were not quite long enough to reach my foundation
garments.  I tightened my belt and stretched my nylons.  By
doing this I found that when I lifted my foot the tension of
my nylons and belt snapped my knee up. With each step I had
to force my weight on my foot to straighten my leg. Consequently I walked with a snap of the knee and a push of the foot.
Near the end of the day my legs became tired, my knees
hurt and I had pushed my foot through the toes of my nylons.
About three o'clock during a class break I was standing
near the fountain under a tree in front of the Library.  I
was so tired.  It was hard enough to walk but when I sat down,
it was like being squeezed all over ~ f was black and blue.  I
held my breath every time I stood up from a chair wondering if
anything would snap.
Standing resting in the shade of the tree I wished the
horrible day was over, so that I might rush home and tear off
my clothes. Suddenly S dropped a book.  I was so tired, I
never thought, I reached down to pick it up and SNAP! POWJ
The fireman who rescued me from the tree has visited me
and all my friends are so sympathetic. The accident seems
so hazy now.  I can't remember what happened, but Daddy says
that's.-for the best. The Doctor told mother I would not be
able to wear a bikini next year — but who cares with all
these scars. The fireman said that if I had been catapulted
much higher I would have gone right over the tree.
Yours truly,
A Bed Patient. 12
(Try asking Suzanne Dodson),
For all those who saw her lurking in a guilty fashion
by the side of 4th Avenue, clutching a fist-full of weeds, -
or those who may have seen a furtive figure hastily stuffing
something into a pack and vanishing around a boulder in one
or more of our provincial parks - an explanation.  No, she
hasn't slipped a cog - at least she certainly doesn't think
so.  (Being certain about such things is a bad sign, though,
isn't it?)  She is merely engaged in a great flower hunt
and necessity causes her at times to waive observance of the
law.  Anyway, it's all in a good cause.
As you probably already know she is occupied in painting
a series of wild flowers of British Columbia. These water-
colours will, she hopes, eventually be incorporated into a
book.  In fact her real ambition is to do an immense 'flora'
of B.C. but she'll be in her dotage before that's finished!
In the meantime she is also doing something much closer
to being used.  A new building is being constructed in Victori
to house the Provincial Museum and she has been asked to do
some paintings of flowers to be used in displays when the new
building is in operation.  The building is due to open in
December and her work must be ready before then so at this
season when the flowers are almost over she is still painting
as steadily as she was in the summer.
Her flower paintings for the museum will consist of
eight portraits - all of flowers from the dry Okanagan area.
They will include flowers many of you know - mariposa lily,
bitter-root, cactus. These portraits will vary in size and
shape but the flowers themselves will be done close to life-
size.  She believes that this is the best way to give the
observer an accurate impression of the flower.  In addition
she has been asked to do a typical landscape of the area
complete with ponderosa pine, antelope bush and pink phlox.
This will be used as a background for one of the displays and
is causing her some moments of anguish since the jump from
flowers to panoramic scenes is quite a large one.
Basically, however, she thinks the whole project is
tremendous fun.  Because of it she's had more trips to the
Okanagan in a short time than ever before.  She has been able
to consume vast numbers of her favourite travel foods,
(hamburgers and butter-pecan sundaes), and to escape many
boring weekend chores with the excuse that "I simply must get
that flower now before it's gone, and cooking and cleaning wil 13
have to wait"!  Fortunately she possesses
an exceedingly indulgent husband (who
hates boring weekend chores too) and
he will always aid her in her escapes.
For that matter the enthusiasm with
which certain of her friends have
hastened to accompany her on these
trips leads her to conclude that
dislike of B.W.C.'s is not confined to her immediate family.
Indeed, who in his right mind
would not choose to pursue
the elusive Mertensia
longi flora over
the pine-y
slopes than to
track down
oleracea in
the frozen
wastes of
Woodwa rd' s
food-floor?, ,
Because of the confusion created  by a   recent  geography examination
requiring   students  to draw a map of Canada,   a  simplified version
will   be  taught  to all   school   children:
the north
the prai ries
far east
Abbreviated form:
A map without lettering and
drawn in the following manner,
will not be acceptable: 14
For the first time in its 93 year history, the
International Congress of Orientalists convened in the
United States, at Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 13-19.
Of the 2,500 delegates who attended, about 150 met to
discuss library matters, at the end of which, the organization of an International Association of Orientalist
Libraries was proposed and adopted "to serve as a forum
for the interchange of information of mutual interest to
librarians interested in Asia, and to work towards the
improvement of library facilities offered to orientalists
in all countries."
A panel on "Library Resources in Asian Studies",
sponsored by the Committee on East Asian Libraries of
the Association for Asian Studies, Inc., received a grant
of $17,500 from the Council of Library Resources, Inc.,
to bring to the Congress librarians from abroad. At
its whole-day session, eleven papers, covering four areas —
North Africa and the Near East, South Asia, Southeast
Asia and Esst Asia — were presented, one of which in
Arabic, another in French, and the rest in English, They
will be published together in book form.
Besides describing in brief the history, resources
and bibliographical projects of libraries of their own
countries, the informative papers also showed their
particular problems.  In India, for instance, valuable
manuscripts were found disintegrating.  In Singapore,
bilingual Ism was nothing* it was quadri1ingual there,
with Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil as its official
languages.  In general, oriental libraries were experiencing an acute shortage of funds, of properly trained staff
and of adequate equipment. Owing to the lack of information
and coordination it was also discovered that there was a
duplication of effort in solving those problems among
librarians of different areas, which urgently called for
future international cooperation.
The discussants Mr. L.Z, Yamak of Harvard College
Library, Mr. Stanley C, Sutton of the India Office Library,
London, Miss Joyce Wright of the East-West Center Library,
Hawaii, ard Mr, K.B. Gardner of the British Museum, aptly
summarized the outstanding points of the papers at the end
of their presentation on each of the four areas. As a 15
closing commentary, Mr, James D, Pearson of the School of
Oriental and African Studies Library, University of London,
highly commended the fine effort made by the authors and
suggested "ways and means be found for continuing and making
the bibliographical works mentioned in those papers available
to all orientalists in the world,"
In addition to the panel, meetings were also held on
international cooperation concerning area materials, such as
Chinese, Japanese and South Asian,  As regards Chinese materials,
the numerous projects for their reproduction were reported and
discussed, ending with an approval of establishing a clearing
house for the coordination of information.  Problems concerning
Government publications, information on names and dates of
Japanese authors and the compilation of a bibliography of the
writings and letters of Americans who had contributed to the
modernization of Japan during the Meiji period were discussed
regarding Japanese materials.
Thanks to the hosts Mr. Frederick H, Wagman, Director of
Libraries, Mr, Yukihisa Suzuki, Head of the Asia Library, and
others, of the University of Michigan, delegates found their
expertly arranged visits and receptions interesting and enjoyable,
Sufficient interest was aroused during the various sessions for
them to decide not only to organize similar library panels for
future meetings of the Congress, but to form also a group to
continue the international exchange of information on library
matters until the next Congress, which will probably be held
in 1970,  On a unanimous vote at the last meeting, an International Association of Orientalist Libraries was organized,
with Mr. James D, Pearson elected as its first president and
Mr, Yukihisa Suzuki, Secretary-Treasurer. The task of drafting
a charter, etc., was assigned to the latter.
Only two oriental librarians attended the Congress from
Canada,  Besides your 'reporter', Mr. Raymond Chu, Librarian
of the East Asian Library, University of Toronto, was the other
one.  As rather inactive participants, both of us felt quite
self-conscious at the meetings in not having accomplished
anything on a national level as far as oriental material in
Canada was concerned.  Briefly we discussed what we, as heads
of the two largest Far Eastern collection in Canada, could do
with our very limited facilities, and decided to begin with the
compilation of a union list of Canadian holdings of Chinese
(l) rare books, (2) gazetteers, and (3) periodical literature in
archaeology.  It is an ambitious project, but with our perseverance as well as understanding and support from our colleagues,
there may yet be a fair chance of success.
Tung King Ng. m
My father's great desire to see what life in the north
is like, finally developed into a trip, last August, to
Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk.  We accomplished this by driving
from Edmonton to Yellowknife (a distance of almost 1000
iles) and then taking the regular PWA flight to Inuvik,
a further 1000 miles. A charter flight a few days later
completed the last 80 miles to Tuk,
Brilliant is the most appropriate adjective to describe Inuvik.  Every colour in the paint box has been used
on the buildings, even bright orange and red, and the row
houses are each differently coloured.  It sounds wild, but
against the green of the surrounding hills the bright
colours make a pleasant scene, and must certainly cheer
up the inhabitants during the long winter.  Clumps of
birch and spruce help to make up for the complete lack of
grass and flowers.  The main street is paved and a board
sidewalk extends from one end of town to the other.
Also -extending the length of town and into every government-owned building, is the utilidor, which is an insulated
metal pipeline on stilts, carrying the heat, water and
sanitation pipes.  This creates a fence between neighboring houses which might have advantages, but crossing
from one street to another is awkward when no stairway
is in sight.
The population is about 3,000,  The only resource
industries are trapping and a small amount of fishing
and reindeer herding. The government and service industries therefore provide most of the employment. There
is one hotel, two restaurants, bakeshop, liquor store,
barbershop, laundry, bank, Hudson's Bay Store, craft-
shop, newspaper, construction supply business, and airplane and water transportation companies.  Except for
the liquor store, all are privately owned. There are
two churches, a 300-bed hospital, movie theatre, curling
rink, Legion Hall, a research laboratory, a new Centennial
Project library (painted red and yellow), a school, and
a high school under construction. An interesting feature
of the school is that the Indian and Eskimo children are
taught separately.  One side of the school is used by the
Indian children, most of whom live in the Roman Catholic 17
Hostel, and the other by the Eskimo children, who live in the
Anglican Church Hostel, The gym, auditorium and science labs
are placed in the centre of the building and jointly used.
The highlight of our trip was our visit to Tuk and a look
at the Arctic Ocean.  Tuk has about 500 residents and the only
natives are Eskimo.  A Dew Line base lies across the bay to the
east, there are Northern Transportation Co, facilities, a
Hudson's Bay Store, nursing mission, government administration
offices, R.C.M.P., day school, grocery store and restaurant,
curling rink, community hall, 3 churches, and a fur shop where
beautiful garments and rugs are for sale.  It was fun to see
what was sold in the stores and prices charged.  On the whole,
prices were good as many items sold for the same or only slightly more than here. Meat and fresh produce were of course exceptions.
We were both thrilled by our trip to the north and I could
recommend it to any of you, and perhaps offer useful information,
It was interesting to fly over the tundra, to be greeted by
friendly people everywhere, to taste Arctic char, and see a
Marilyn Dutton,
A book for the long arctic night	
Blizard, John,  1882-
The economic use of coal for steam-raising and house heating,
"Do 1 enjoy Kipling? I don't know, I've
never kippledl" 18
"On entering, visitors have to pass a whole cordon
of police soldiers, the attendants on this library, who
strip them of cloaks, great-coats, sticks, galoshes, etc,,
which they return after strictly searching the owners at
their departure; and many a one feels so nettled that he
comes no more,.,,„..„.„,On your first visit you can do no
more than look at the different rooms and the outsides of
the books, attended by a subaltern officer, who tells you
wonderful things about these literary treasures.  To get
a book to read in the library itself is utterly impossible,
though you can point out where it stands.  You must first
write down the title in a large register, and then, if it .
is not lent and can be found, you are supplied with it on
the next library day.  But on the day appointed for reading you may many a time knock in vain, because it may
happen to be one of the numberless festivals of the
Russian Church..c..... 11 happens sometimes that you may
wait for weeks in vain for a single book.  The first time,
the entry of the book has perhaps been overlooked, and
you must write down the title again;  the next time you
are told it is not to be found, or the librarian, to
whose department it belongs, is not in the way.  Sometimes you are yourself prevented from attending on a
library day, and then you lose your claim to the wished-
for book, which has meanwhile been removed from the
table; so that you are obliged to go on a fourth or fifth
day to enter it again, and at last on a sixth or seventh
to read it."
Johann G, Kohl,  Russia and the Russians in 1842,
Philadelphia, 1843,
Japanese Journal of Malacology, *
The branch of zoology which deals with mollusks,
Webster.] 19
Three Library Staff Members have given lectures to the
Library School Students, Mr, Colbeck, on October 6th, gave a
talk on "Some aspects of book collecting";  the following week
on October 10th Mr. Hamilton gave the students the low-down on
the Acquisitions set-up;  and on Monday, 16th, Miss Mercer
followed up with an account of the Bibliography Division,
While studying:
The three of us do try our best
To make for you a place to rest
And make it easy for you to digest
The thoughts you get from the Library chest,
While studying.
We'd like you to know, its like jam sn tarts
To work with such pleasant staff in our knowledge mart;
Smoking, lunching and cards must depart,
For a chance to become a Master of Arts,
While studying.
Al, Alf, and Len,
999 998, 999 999.,.-....?
Rumour has it that the Millionth Book will be:
Wigglesworth, V
The life of insects. 20
This, the most recent addition to the growing list of
branch libraries, is on the 4th Floor of the new Music
Building,  Hans Burndorfer is the Librarian, abetted by two
clerks, Sylvia Westman and Edna Corbin.
The Library is very handsomely furnished, with green
carpeting, dark wood and black stacks, pleasant diffused lighting, display racks for journals, and a built-in display case
for manuscripts and other rarities,.  There is seating for about
100 students among the stacks and 20 listening carrels will be
equipped when the RCA phonographs arrive.  The seminar room,
with blackboard and comfortable chairs for graduate courses,
also houses some rare editions and older works,.  Four listening
rooms have been set up for small groups.
The collection consists of materials In the LC classification-; M, ML, and MT, that is, music, literature of music, and
music .instruction and study, primarily used for courses leading
to the degrees of B..M„, B,Ed (Music), B..A„, and M, Music,
About 300 students and 50 faculty use the collection of some
14,000 volumes formerly housed in Fine Arts,  There are about
500 rolls of microfilm, mostly dissertations of musicology and
the complete works of composers.  This library also now holds
the non-circulation teaching col lection of records, formerly
held in the Music Department,
Hans aims at developing a good graduate collection and to
that end is buying different complete editions of musical
works.  For example, an edition of Berlioz1 works is available
on  microfilm, the new edition will also be purchased, in book
form, so that comparisons can be made,,  A reader-printer and
■-erox machine are available in the library,,  There is also an
electric piano, for playing scores.
The library has a divided catalog and its own shelf list.
The Circulation system will eventually become part of the Main
Library's automated system.
Altogether a very pleasant place to work, with a feeling
of restful timeiessness enhanced by the wall clock which
stands (permanently?) at ten to four. IN THE GOOD OLE DAYS   I867.
If your great great grandparents emigrated to Canada in
I867, it took them, in good weather, thirty six days to sail
from Liverpool to Halifax,  Cabin passage with provisions cost,
twelve to fifteen pounds.  Steerage passage without provisions
beyond the legal allowance, three pounds ten shillings.  (That's
probably the reason for the expression in far Eastern Canada,
"some hungry").
To erect a comfortable log-house, the cost was sixteen
pounds,  (Todays market 30,000 with 3,000 down),  A frame
house and barn, two to three hundred pounds,
A days wages in 1867, would enable a person today to
buy a pack of filter tips.  Carpenters seven shillings per
day, shoe makers four shillings, painters five shillings.
No prices on clothing, you either made it to wear, or
you didn't make it through the winter,  (That's probably the
reason for the expression in far Eastern Canada, "some chilly"). 22
The School of Librarianship is, gradually, reverting to its*
normal state of mild hysteria following sucessful delivery of two;
of its brain children. One of these, the proceedings of the Aprij
workshop on the new cataloguing code, is not yet back from the r
printer, so comment on it will have to await the next issue of
Biblos. :
The other is here in full flower: shocking pink flower,    -
yet, which sensitive eyes are  avoiding by keeping the dust
wrapper on or by buying the paperback format published at the san
time.  Sheila Egoff, the author, has always felt that children h^
not received due at the hands of Canadians who pretend to write
for them - hence the separatist sentiment couched in the title,
The Republic of Childhood,
This  evaluation  of  contemporary  Canadian  children's   literature   is  the   result of  first-hand examination of  the material,t
For over  two years,   Miss  Egoff  has  been  demanding   rides  home
from  her male  colleagues  not   on   the  usual   pretext  of wanting  to
keep dry   in  the   rain,   but  because of  the 35  children's  books t
they would have  to cart  up  to  her apartment  for the evening's
reading.     Bill   Toye,   her editor at  Oxford  University  Press   in
Toronto,   is   reported  to  have  said   the  next  children's   librarian
approaching   him with  a manuscript  will   be   referred   to Macmillan':
He   is  at  present   recuperating  at  a   rest  home.
Oh,   yes;      if you   find  the work a   little  tedious   in   its
present  version,   Miss  Egoff would  be just  as  happy  to wait   for
the movie,   as  her contract  assigns  to  her 75%  of  all   proceeds
from  the  sale of motion picture   rights.
Surveys may  come
Su rveys may  go
Regarding collections, statistics or flow;
But where the results of each learned
brains trust?
It's under the counter collecting the dust.
PL. 23
-nat - date, originating office, briefed text; consisting of
orandums passed to AM Divisions,
t, 20 Music Library, Music Library is now operating, te1,3589.
t. 25 Librarian's Office. Music Library is located in the new
Music Bu iIding,
t, 26 Prebindery. "para..1" Binding schedules are not being
maintained, ispara, 4"  1966/67 journals are being given
priority in the bindery.
2 Technical Services.  Modification in binding front covers.
3 Librarian's Office, "para. 2" Accounting requires all
necessary invoicing information, ie:  account £- sub codes.
4 Librarian's Office,  (PSAP?) "para, 1"  First informal
committee meeting.  Four points were discussed,
1.  Ordering for Engineer Library.  2.  Out of print
journals list. 3.  White card series. Questions raised,
1.  Cataloguing services to branches,  2,  Handling of
periodical literature,
4 Fire & Safety Officer.  Emergency telephone cards are
10 Prebindery,  Now wide awake during working hours.
16  (back date)  Circulation Div,  Use of Xerox machines in
the Main Library.  (Six paragraphs of concise information),
A bas Ies defectuosi te's:
Mistakes will happen, but must you give them so much
help? "This effort was an attempt to find the nature of, or the essenti
quality of 'Library'".
The new library at Clark University, Mass.
The essential
quality of


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