Theory and practice of medicine should be left to specialist defence medical libraries although some coverage of defence aspects & environmental medicine can be useful. In view of legal duty of safeguarding employees a good working collection of up to date material on health & safety is important (ignore US texts). Currency is vital to keep up with legal changes so it is important to withdraw outdated material. A subject of core MOD interest but as elsewhere we can no longer afford to maintain our previous comprehensive collecting policy.
Abbey Wood, dstl, STATIC (for infantry weapons), Admiralty Library (for warships and naval equipment) but we need to keep at Whitehall an upto-date representative working collection. Otherwise Conveyancing Courses – Broker in Michigan we can afford to be very selective for pre 1945 material where we only need to acquire the occasional authoritative new work which will fill a gap, especially for equipment in British service or that of other major combatants. Apparently old and obsolete equipment can still be in military use today, especially by Third World nations or insurgent forces. Post 45 we can purchase more widely but we should still be selective in areas like military aircraft where useful works can be swamped by more numerous popular illustrated accounts.
Accounts which add new technical detail and those which cover the operational history of equipment in particular campaigns are welcome. Look out for significant publications in areas where published information is scanty because of official reticence e.g. chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. should lead in this area but we need to maintain a set of the standard reference sources (e.g. Jane’s), and some basic texts on automobile, marine and aircraft engineering. The previous generous coverage of space can no longer be afforded, we need to focus here on current or near term defence applications e.g. communications satellites.
Scarcely likely to required although international competition for limited food resources may be a trigger for future international conflict. An important and popular area with demand fuelled by customers on internal and external training courses (including MBAs) and the increasingly commercial approach to MOD business (especially within defence agencies).