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Our application process is currently open for entry in August 2014. The application deadline for all Master's degree programmes is 1 May 2014. The application deadline for the Diploma in Academic Research and Methods (DARM) is 1 June 2014.
Late applications to all programmes may be considered on a case by case basis subject to availability.
Dr Frederick Nesta
Senior Lecturer in Library and Information Studies
Tel: +974 4457 8654
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.
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,
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),
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