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Eoin Wilkinson interviewed by Peter Biskup [sound recording]
Bib ID 2944285
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Wilkinson, E. H. (Eoin H.), 1926-2004, Interviewee
 
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Description 1989 Dec 
14 sound tape reels (ca. 470 min.) ; 7 in. 
Summary

Wilkinson, a librarian, talks briefly about his family background then describes his experiences at University of Sydney doing Arts and honours in History and his reasons for choosing librarianship and studying at the state library school. He then gives his views on John Metcalfe and Geoffrey Remington and talks about his early library positions and appointment as 1st librarian of Hawkesbury Agricultural College at Richmond. Wilkinson then discusses his position as Librarian at N.SW. Dept. of Agriculture ; scholarship to Graduate Library School in Chicago in 1957 and return to Dept. of Agriculture in 1958. He then talks about his appointment in 1960 to Reader Services at University of N.S.W.; University of Adelaide Librarian in 1961 and involvement in 1969 as chairman of LAA Conference Committee. Wilkinson then gives his views on the subject of "Divisional Libraries".

He then talks about his position as Librarian at Macquarie University from 1971-1987; views on ABN (Australian Bibliographic Network); librarianship qualifications; involvement with AACOBS ( Australian Advisory Council on Bibliographical Services); views on Maurice Tauber and his survey of Australian library resources; concept of user-pays; relationship between CSIRO and National Library of Australia and the nature of librarianship.

Notes

Recorded Dec. 4-5, 1989 in Sydney.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Index/Finding Aid Note Corrected transcript available (typescript, 236 leaves) 
Subjects Wilkinson, E. H. (Eoin H.), 1926-2004 -- Interviews.  |  Macquarie University. Library -- Employees.  |  Librarians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Academic librarians -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Librarians.
Other authors/contributors Biskup, Peter, 1926-2013, Interviewer

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