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Dr Frederick Nesta

Frederick Nesta

Senior Lecturer in Library and Information Studies
Tel: +974 4000 2809

Dr Frederick Nesta is Senior Lecturer and degree coordinator for the MA in Library and Information Studies. Dr Nesta's library career has included supervisory positions at major research libraries, including New York Public Library and Columbia University Library, as well as experience in corporate and special libraries, and directorships at academic libraries in New York, London, and Hong Kong. From 2004 to 2011 he was University Librarian at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

Dr Nesta holds an MLS from Columbia University and a PhD from the Department of Information Studies of Aberystwyth University.  His research interests include the history, economics and marketing of late Victorian books; the history and culture of the book in China; and the interactions between people and digital and printed texts. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for the History of the Book in China and is currently writing a book on the marketing of the late Victorian novel.

Selected Publications

Nesta, F., The Book in China and Modern Western Book History. 2013: Nederlandse Boekhistorische Vereniging. Jaarboek voor Nederlandse Boekgeschiedenis,  (20), 48-58

Cheung, S., Chung, T., and Nesta, F., 2011: Monograph Circulation over a Fifteen-Year Period in a Liberal Arts University. Library Management, 32 (6/ 7). 419-434

Nesta, F., The Series as Commodity: Marketing Fisher Unwin's Pseudonym and Autonym Library, 2011:  in Spiers, J., The Culture of the Publisher's Series: Authors, Publishers and the Shaping of Taste.  171-187. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Nesta, F., and Mi, J., Library 2.0 or Library III: Using Resources to Lead, not Follow, 2011:  Library Management, vol. 32 (1/ 2), 85-97.

Nesta, F., 2007: The Myth of the Triple-Headed Monster: The Economics of the Three-volume Novel,  Publishing History, vol.61, 47-69.

Ferguson, A.W., Storey, C.  and Nesta, F., 2007:  Managing Across Cultures: The Experiences of Three Hong Kong Academic Library Directors, Library Management vol. 28 (4/5), 213-223.

Mi, J., and Nesta, F., Marketing Library Services for the Net Generation, 2006:  Library Management vol. 27 (6/7), 411-422.

Nesta, F., 2006: Smith, Elder & Co. and the Realities of New Grub Street, in Hinks, J. and Armstrong, C., Worlds of Print: Diversity in the Book Trade, 207-219. London: The British Library and Oak Knoll Books

Nesta, F. And Mi, J., 2005: The Missing Link: Context Loss in Online Databases,  Journal of Academic Librarianship, vol. 31 (6), 578-585.

Nesta, F., 2003: Plexus and Nexus, From Ramelli to Zaa and Beyond, in Raish, M., Musings, Meanderings, and Monsters, too: Essays on Academic Librarianship, 117-123. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press