Just wondering if any public libraries in London would have the British
Rowing Almanacs on display.
And, whether they will be available for perusal to the casual visitor
will be less certain.
> > I know it's not in London, but the Cambridge University Libary has
> > definitely got a set.
> The British Library (St Pancras, http://www.bl.uk/) is also a copyright
> library so should do (along with the Bodleian in Oxford, the National
> Libraries of Wales (Aberystwyth) and Scotland (Edinburgh) and Trinity
> College, Dublin). As copyright libraries they are entitled to every
> published work in the UK - although whether they take them is another
A quick check on OLIS (Oxford Libraries Information System) reveals that
British Rowing Almanack is indeed there. Not consulted that often, so
relegated to BOD Nuneham - an off-site storage centre. There is also one
copy in Wadham College Library (it's got a photo of one of our college crews
in it, so I persuaded the librarian to buy a copy).
> > > I know it's not in London, but the Cambridge University Libary has
> > > definitely got a set.
> > The British Library (St Pancras, http://www.bl.uk/) is also a copyright
> > library so should do (along with the Bodleian in Oxford, the National
> > Libraries of Wales (Aberystwyth) and Scotland (Edinburgh) and Trinity
> > College, Dublin). As copyright libraries they are entitled to every
> > published work in the UK - although whether they take them is another
> > matter.
> The Bod should get sent all UK published works automatically - they don't
> decide on whether to take them. Of course a fair amount slips through the
"The Bodleian Library (along with the University Library, Cambridge, the
National Library of Scotland, Trinity College, Dublin and the National
Library of Wales) is entitled under the terms of the various Copyright Acts
to claim a free copy of every work published in the United Kingdom and
Ireland, a process generally referred to as Legal Deposit. These libraries
together employ an Agent, who claims on their behalf, and receives and
distributes books and periodicals for them. A sixth library, the British
Library, is entitled to receive the material without claim and employs the
Legal Deposit Office to manage this. The Bodleian works closely at all
levels with the other Copyright libraries on all matters concerned with
legal deposit and its applications."
Similar information is published elsewhere.
http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/introrightlegaldeposit.htm explains the situation
from the CU point of view.
Rowing web pages at