THE JOHN MILLER BURNAM CLASSICAL LIBRARY
CLASSICAL STUDIES COLLECTION
Subjects covered. All aspects of Roman and Greek civilization, including the Bronze Age in the eastern Mediterranean region:
Research focus, grants, special funding. The Burnam Classical Library relies extensively on the Semple Fund for support for its collections. The continued generosity of that support has made the library a major international research collection in the area of Classical Studies.
General level of collecting.
For most subject areas an attempt is made to secure copies of all academic publications, regardless of language. Areas that have less thorough coverage are:
Specific aspects of collection.
Approval plans supply part of the materials for German, Italian and Spanish materials, while title notification slips are used for other German, Italian, and Spanish titles, as well as for U.S. and British English materials and Greek and French resources. We secure a significant number of new acquisitions through firm orders. There are approximately 2000 standing orders in effect for monographic sets, series, periodicals, and annuals. Because of the importance placed on retrospective purchasing, there is much contact with out-of-print dealers. Direct requests for foreign dissertations are regularly made by Classics Library staff. Finally, exchange programs exist with several organizations—mainly Eastern European. These exchanges are handled directly by the Classics Library.
Jacquelene W. Riley
University of Cincinnati Libraries
PO Box 210033 Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033
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