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I am reposting this email I sent to the NZ-Libs mailing list. 🙂

Dear Colleagues

Victoria University Library has recently digitised the research reports held by the library that were submitted when you completed your Masters of Library and Information Studies.

We would like to make these available openly on the internet through our http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/ Institutional Repository.

Can I ask you to fill in as much of this form as possible: http://library.victoria.ac.nz/library/sites/default/files/thesis_alumni.pdf and return this to me, either by email or in hard copy. Please leave the Research Code field blank.


I should point out that if you have completed a MLIS or MIS in recent years and your Report was submitted electronically then you need not do anything further.

This is for those MLIS reports written from 1995 – 2010.

If you are unsure you can search for your report on the library catalogue http://library.victoria.ac.nz/library/ where there will either be a link to the http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/ which is the open access archive [no action required], a link to the RestrictedArchive which is for staff and students or no link as of yet. If it is either of the latter two options please contact me.

Kind regards


Michael Parry

Digital Initiatives Co-ordinator

Technology Services

The Library

Victoria University of Wellington

PO Box 3438, Wellington, New Zealand

e-mail: michael.parry@vuw.ac.nz


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One of the activities my team at Victoria University Library recently has been carrying out is  the digitisation of the Robert Stout Pamphlet Collection.  We have been steadily working through uploading them into the NZETC and now nearly forty volumes are available. If you want to spend some time heading down a rabbit hole then have a browse.

An example of the eclectic mix of Pamphlets in the collection

An example of the eclectic mix of Pamphlets in the collection

The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout

This project aims to digitise the Sir Robert Stout Pamphlet collection currently held by the J. C. Beaglehole Room. The Stout Pamphlet collection contains around 1000 early primarily New Zealand pamphlets collected by Stout and donated to the Victoria University Library. The pamphlets were then bound into their present volumes.

The collection represents Stout’s interests at the time which included evolution, land reform, law and the temperance movement.

To complement the pamphlet collection we have digitised K. A. Coleridge‘s catalogue with indexes. This catalogue contains valuable information on the history of the collection, the process of binding the collection and Stout’s relationship with the Victoria University library. You can find the catalogue here.

Some notable ones I have read:

Is Man An Automaton? A Lecture Delivered in The City Hall, Glasgow, On 23rd February 1875

Science and the Soul Telepathy Scientifically Demonstrated

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