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NOAA Lionel A. Walford Library

United States -- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Address: 74 Magruder Road; NMFS/NE Fisheries Science Center; James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory at Sandy Hook
Highlands, New Jersey
United States

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Library details: NOAA Lionel A. Walford Library is a Government Agency library.
This library is affiliated with United States -- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Other Info: The library was established in 1961 with the founding of the Sandy Hook Marine Laboratory. Lionel Walford organized the Sandy Hook Laboratory as a center of game and sportfishing research and formed it into one of the world''s foremost marine environmental research centers. The original library collection was comprised of Dr. Walford''s own donated books and personal papers. In 1985, the entire holdings of the library were destroyed by fire. About 90% of the current collection was received through donations from other libraries and the scientific community at large. The library specializes in marine sciences, oceanography, ichthyology, marine environmental matters and pollution, and marine ecology. The collection contains books, serial titles, government documents, and reprints. The Chart Room contains nautical, bathymetric, and topographic charts, maps, and atlases; tide and current tables; and climatological data of the U.S. from 1914. The library houses a collection of pamphlets and ready-reference material on approximately 300 subjects such as seafood products, ocean dumping, climate and fisheries, beach erosion, artificial reefs, shipwrecks, etc. The library also holds a collection of older materials, including some of the major expeditions: Galathea Reports, Swedish Deep-Sea Expedition, Dana Reports, Papers of the Danish Biological Station, Reports of the "Michael Sars" Expeditions, Revue der hydrobiologie und hydrographie, Papers from the Tortugas Laboratory, Meddelelser om Gronland, Bulletin of the U.S. Fish Commission, Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Bulletin of the U.S. National Museum, and Serial Atlases of the Marine Environment.

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Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemSymphony1996
(* Older versions of SirsiDynix Symphony were called Unicorn)
Identifiers ID6056

Record History: This listing was created on Oct 9, 2002 and was last modified on Dec 23, 2014.

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