Library Connect, October 2022

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This month’s Library Connect has the usual listing of new (and some very old) books and a request for your input to the library collection development policy. The library is staffed Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30, but there are still restrictions on visitor numbers and, as the COVID situation is always evolving, please call 02 6250 9480 or email before visiting. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks when possible. If you’re not on site, I can be contacted by email, phone or Teams if you need assistance.

The “click and collect” boxes in the Visitor Centre are still available for returning items, and I’m very happy to leave items there for collection if that’s easier than visiting the library.

This month's edition includes:

Library Collection Development Policy
The library is currently updating its collection development policy and we’d like your input.
The policy guides our purchasing decisions so is important to make sure we continue to provide you with the resources you need to do your work.
• Which library resources do you particularly value?
• What would you like us to purchase more (or less) of?
• Are there items you’ve searched for, but we didn’t hold, or subject areas you’d like us to focus on in more detail?
The policy does not replace requests or suggestions for individual items, so keep sending those through, but your thoughts on the collection overall would be very much appreciated.
It’s your collection!

New Books this month:

  • The Complete Orchids of Western Australia : a comprehensive reference to the native orchids of Western Australia / Andrew Brown.
  • Evergreen : the botanical life of a plant punk / Tim Entwisle.
  • The age of seeds : how plants hacked time and why our future depends on it / Fiona McMillan-Webster.
  • Trees of historic Berry / Peter Milthorpe, Hazel King
  • Endeavour voyage : the untold stories of Cook and the First Australians / edited by Ian Coates.
  • The royal natural history / edited by Richard Lydekker ; with preface by P.L. Sclater ; illustrated with seventy-two coloured plates and sixteen hundred engravings by W. Kuhnert... [et al.].
  • A natural history of the nests and eggs of British birds / by the Rev. F.O. Morris.
  • Tree story : the history of the world written in rings / Valerie Trouet.
  • Guide to the orchids of New South Wales / by H.M.R. Rupp ; with foreword by Edwin Cheel.
  • A popular guide to the wild flowers of New South Wales / by Florence Sulman ; with ... full-page plates by Eirene Mort and Dorothy M Watkins.