OFF THE RECORD, Number 13, 2006

Articles in the 2006 issue included:

From the President:
Friends president Rachel Underwood discusses the increased funding from 2007 for the FoTL Research Grant.

Founder Lecture 2006
Jonathan Mane-Wheoki will give this year’s Lecture on 15 June. His topic is ‘Gothic Transplanted: Colonial mediaevalism and the architect’s library’.

Looking back at the Music Archive
Jill Palmer recalls the early years of the Archive, as she prepares to leave after 27 years at the Turnbull Library.

From the Guardians
Dr Lydia Wevers reports on the past year’s activities. The Guardians’ monitoring role continues, but changes to their membership are in store.

The People Behind the Discoveries
A preview of an exhibition celebrating two centuries of scientists in New Zealand, curated by Veronika Meduna and Rebecca Priestley, which opens in September 2006.

Vale and Eragny Presses
Ruth Lightbourne describes some beautiful books in the Special Printed Collections.

Bronze portrait of Michael King presented to the Library
A report from the function held at the National Library on 30 March 2006.

Modelling Michael King’s head
Sculptor Anthony Stones comments on the task of creating a bronze portrait of his friend from memories and photographs.

Digitising the Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Clark Stiles describes a major project being carried out at the National Library.

The Role of a Field Librarian
Diane Woods has a special interest in sports and ethnic communities, as she works to develop the Library’s holdings in specific areas.

Alex Bremner: FoTL Research Grant
Dr Bremner is using the 2006 Research Grant to study Anglican church architecture in colonial New Zealand, as part of a broader study.

Chris Bourke: National Library Fellow 2006
Chris Bourke is completing a survey of popular music in New Zealand between 1918 and 1960, ‘Blue Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’.

The New Zealand tradition of bibliography and editing
Prof Trevor Howard-Hill will give a public lecture at the Library on 3 August 2006, on the topic: ‘Three great New Zealand bibliographers: personal reminiscences’.

Brad Patterson: The Celtic connection
Dr Patterson leads a team of researchers from four New Zealand universities studying Scottish migration to New Zealand to 1950.