Present: Shintia Argazali (Cornell University), Jim Armstrong (Library of Congress), Rohayati Barnard (University of Hawaii), Tim Barnard (National University of Singapore), Carolyn Brown (Library of Congress), Jeff Ferrier (Ohio University), Fe Susan Go (University of Michigan) (Chair), Greg Green (Arizona State University), Judith Henchy (University of Washington), Hwa-Wei Lee (Library of Congress), Raymond Lum (Harvard University), Judy McDermott (Library of Congress), Chalermsee Olson (Northern Illinois University), Robin Paynter (University of Oregon), Philippe Peycam (Centre for Khmer Studies), Hao Phan (University of California at Los Angeles), Chan Phan (Harvard University), Rich Richie - Recorder (Yale University), Allen Reidy (Cornell University), Sirikanya Schaeffer (Library of Congress), James Simon (Center for Research Libraries).
a) View from a scholar using SEAsian materials - Tim Barnard (National University of Singapore)
In an effort to keep abreast of how faculty utilize Southeast Asian Studies collections in academic libraries, CORMOSEA consulted with Professor Tim Barnard, who currently teaches at the National University of Singapore.
Professor Tim Barnard discussed his use of Southeast Asian Studies material in 4 different North American library collections including Ohio University, Arizona State University, Cornell University and the University of Hawaii.
Professor Barnard has also made extensive use of the KITLV collection at the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands.
While he doesn't make current use of the NUS general collection, Professor Barnard does make use of the ISEAS collection at the National University of Singapore.
When asked what his research interests were, Professor Barnard noted that these interests have been quite varied; from 18th century Sumatra to Malay movies from the 1950s.
Professor Barnard was also asked for his recommendations for the purchase of academic type library material in Singapore.
recommended Kinokuniya on Orchard Road, and MPH Bookstore which is getting some serious competition locally from Borders.
For Malay language material he
suggested searching the bookstores on Gaylan Street and Arab Street.
These bookstores, he
noted, were also good for out of print material.