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Forestry Information at Oxford. Roger Mills Oxford University Library Services. History. Botany 1621 Agriculture 1870 Forestry 1905 Imperial Forestry Institute 1924 Present ‘Worthington’ building 1950 Plant Sciences 1985 OULS 2000. Forestry and Empire. SIR WILLIAM SCHLICH

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    1. Forestry Information at Oxford Roger Mills Oxford University Library Services

    2. History • Botany 1621 • Agriculture 1870 • Forestry 1905 • Imperial Forestry Institute 1924 • Present ‘Worthington’ building 1950 • Plant Sciences 1985 • OULS 2000

    3. Forestry and Empire • SIR WILLIAM SCHLICH • Schlich spent 19 years in India and founded the journal Indian Forester (1874) and the Forest Research Institute at Dehra Dun (1877) • Inspector-General of Forests in India 1883, succeeding Sir Dietrich Brandis (1824-1907) • Moved to Royal Indian Engineering College in England as professor of forestry in 1885 • Became British subject 1886

    4. Forestry at Oxford • Forestry School originally at Royal Indian Engineering College moved to Oxford from Coopers Hill, Windsor in 1905 • Sir William Schlich moved with it – and brought his library

    5. Schlich • With grandson Humphrey Searle - composer, d. 1982

    6. Imperial Forestry Institute • Founded 1924 • Schlich’s successor, R.S. Troup, became first director • Library collected field reports from Imperial Forest Service and began indexing them in Current Monthly Record of Forestry Literature

    7. IUFRO and information • International Association of Forest Research Institutes founded 1893 (renamed International Union of Forest Research Organizations 1929) • Article 2 of 1929 Statutes: …to work…for the unification of terminology…to provide for the creation of an international forest bibliography… • Secretariat in Vienna

    8. Flury and Troup • Forest Bibliography: an International Decimal Classification on the basis of Melvil Dewey’s system published in German 1933, translated into French and English 1936 (‘Flury System’) • Prepared by Dr Philipp Flury (Birmensdorf) (secretary of the Bibliograpical Committee) • Chaired by Prof RS Troup (Oxford)

    9. Imperial Forestry Bureau • Began publishing Forestry Abstracts 1938 • Developed Oxford System of Decimal Classification for Forestry • Worked with FAO and IUFRO in developing terminologies • As CABI has a formal partnership with Oxford University

    10. Information Products • CAB Abstracts / TREECD / ForestScience • Prospect • Forestry Compendium • GFIS

    11. Microfilm and Digitisation • Microfilming programme 1964-1998 Succeeded by: • Oxford Digital Library for Forestry • in association with: • Commonwealth Forestry Association • CABI • FAO • OFI

    12. Herbaria

    13. Xylarium (Wood collection) • Identification • Testing • Properties • Some samples now being digitised

    14. Library http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/isbes/ • 200,000 items • 4000 microfilms • 6000 serials • Worldwide enquiry service • Document delivery • Training • Consultancy

    15. Forest Research • Dept of Plant Sciences http://www.plants.ox.ac.uk • Oxford University Centre for the Environment (OUCE) http://www.ouce.ox.ac.uk • Environmental Change Institute • UK Climate Impacts Programme • UK Forestry Commission http://www.forestry.gov.uk/research • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew http://www.kew.org/ • Natural England http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/

    16. Forest Science Database • Available on subscription from CABI • Abstracts all forest-related literature held by OFIS

    17. http://www.cabi.org/AllOtherProducts.asp?SubjectArea=&PID=114#http://www.cabi.org/AllOtherProducts.asp?SubjectArea=&PID=114#

    18. Forestry Compendium • Available on subscription from CABI • Searchable encyclopaedia of information from many sources

    19. http://www.cabi.org/AllOtherProducts.asp?SubjectArea=&PID=105http://www.cabi.org/AllOtherProducts.asp?SubjectArea=&PID=105

    20. PROSPECT • Wood Properties Database • Free download from http://www.plants.ox.ac.uk/ofi/prospect/index.htm