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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 8 June 27, 1945

DSIR Library Made Available To Science Students

DSIR Library Made Available To Science Students

Science students bewailing the lack of specialist literature in the College Library can now take heart, since their woes have been put to Dr. Marsden, Secretary of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, who has promised assistance.

Salient recently arranged an interview with Dr. Marsden to discuss the possibilities of Departmental assistance. The result is that we are offered the use of the Department's libraries for reference. In addition, to keep students informed, a monthly accession list will be sent to the VUC library.

DSIR has the largest up-to-the-minute supply of technical literature, periodicals, authors' offprint's, and texts in the Dominion. Nearly every overseas publication of merit is there.

Dr. Marsden said: "There's a whole pile out there I haven't dared look at yet.....I suppose we get about 1500 a month.....and for the impossible people who must have that one Journal DSIR haven't got, we have connections in London and Washington and could write for it.....If he's an Honours student, we could even let him take it home for a night or two.....DSIR can best help these students if advised in advance of the subject of their thesis....."

Those who wish to take advantage of this offer should first contact Miss Brown, the Department Librarian, who has a pretty good Idea of what is where. The libraries of the Plant Research Bureau and Dominion Physical Laboratory will prove most useful to students who take the trouble to go along.

Dr. Marsden deserves the thanks of all hampered enthusiasts for this opportunity to supplement their reading. We may also point out that the inter-libraries loan system is available to VUC students.