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Missionary naturalist : a case study of New Zealand scientific communication to 1870

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dc.contributor.author Mercer, Kathryn G.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-04T01:58:15Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-02T22:11:40Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-04T01:58:15Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-02T22:11:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2000
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/29161
dc.description.abstract The essay examines scientific communication of New Zealand's resident naturalists between 1810-1780, before New Zealand established its own scientific journal. Using a network approach with the Rev Richard Taylor as a starting point it shows a highly connected scientific community who were involved in various Institutes and Societies, plus many less connected unpublished contributors of natural history information. Despite the long distances involved, Northern Hemisphere authorities were strongly enmeshed in the network and strong links with Australia were found. For the early resident scientists, accessing recent scientific literature was almost impossible. Alternatives to a formal publishing distribution networks within New Zealand, particularly prior to the early 1860's, were developed, including the sharing of materials with scientific contacts and through Institute memberships, the purchasing of second hand materials, etc. Barriers to publication, such as cost, are examined, as is the motivation to publish, such as recognition and duty to the Empire. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Scientific Communication en_NZ
dc.subject 19th Century en_NZ
dc.subject New Zealand en_NZ
dc.title Missionary naturalist : a case study of New Zealand scientific communication to 1870 en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Information Management en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Library and Information Studies en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Library and Information Studies en_NZ

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