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Robert Sharman interviewed by Stuart Reid for the Battye Library collection [sound recording]
Bib ID 2508157
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Sharman, R. C. (Robert Charles), 1928-2018, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Written permission required for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1995-1995 
21 sound tape reels (ca. 616 min.) ; 7 in. 
Series

Battye Library collection.

Summary

Sharman, a former State Librarian of Western Australia, talks about his family background, schooling at Deloraine State School, which was cut short by the contraction of poliomyelitis at the age of 9, Launceston High School and University of Tasmania; his career as a librarian and archivist; the various institutions in which he worked and the issues associated with his work in them; broader issues in librarianship and archives including changes in the profession, training and automation; his role as editor of "Archives and Manuscripts" and his involvement in professional associations.

Notes

The J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History is part of the State Library of Western Australia.

Interview conducted in association with the J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History.

Recorded between Aug. and Sept. 1995 in Lesmurdie, W.A.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Corrected transcript available (typescript, 156 leaves). 
Subjects Sharman, R. C. (Robert Charles), 1928-2018 -- Interviews.  |  Archivists -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Librarians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Librarians.  |  Archivists.
Other authors/contributors Reid, Stuart, 1953-, Interviewer  |  State Library of Western Australia  |  J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History

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