Catalogue Number: 3197
Review of future strategies for Clinical and Experimental Optometry, the journal of the Optometrists Association Australia,
Sub-Category: Reports and submissions
Author: COLE Barry L
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1999
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Description Of Item: A, Report prepared by Professor Barry Cole for the National Board of Optometrists Association Australia, 9 A4 pages, printed one side. B. Also enclosed is a 4 page note written by Barry Cole addressed to Joe (Chakman), undated but is a precursor to the report above and therefore was written early in 1999.
Historical Significance: Optometrists Association Australia had published a national journal since the Association was founded in 1918. Its current title was Clinical and Experimental Optometry. It aimed to be a research journal of good scholarly standard, but it was struggling in the closing decades of the 20th century because it was not well supported by optometry academics who understandably preferred to submit their research papers to well established and better known international journals. This report was commissioned by Optometrists Association Australia to explore the options open to Journal. It was the beginning of a remarkable renewal in the fortunes of the Journal.
How Acquired: Donated by Barry Cole
Date Acquired: Jan 2017
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 7