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The Institute of Archaeology Library 1937–1986: Collections, Communities and Networks

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Katie Louise Meheux

UCL Institute of Archaeology Library, GB
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Deputy Librarian and Acting Site Librarian, UCL Institute of Archaeology Library
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Abstract

This article documents the history of the Institute of Archaeology Library from
its independent beginnings in 1937 until the merger of the Institute with UCL
in 1986. Documents from the Institute of Archaeology Library Archive, unpublished
Institute Management Committee Minutes and published Annual Reports are
used to demonstrate how the Library and the activities of its librarians reflected
changes and developments not only in the Institute community, but also within
wider archaeological networks. Initially situated in a united archaeological community
with fluid boundaries, the Library was to develop its own independent identity as changes in Higher Education, professionalisation and commercialisation destroyed this unity and promoted the development of distinct communities of professional practice.

How to Cite: Meheux, K.L., 2015. The Institute of Archaeology Library 1937–1986: Collections, Communities and Networks. Archaeology International, 18, pp.67–83. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ai.1811
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