Dr Michael Baker
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K Harry - United Nations University

Keith Harry, Documentation Officer, The United Nations University International Centre for Distance Learning wrote this letter about work that I did in 1986.

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12 March 1986


To whomsoever it may concern



Dr Michael Baker

On behalf of the International Centre for Distance Learning, Dr Baker has undertaken in February 1986 an investigation of the needs of the Centre in relation to the creation of a computerised bibliographical database to supersede its subject catalogue on cards. The investigation involved interviewing Centre staff and Open University computer specialists; analysing Centre needs; looking at possible Centre involvement with existing bibliographical services; and making recommendations concerning the adaptation of an existing package or the design and development of a purpose-built system. I have been most impressed with Dr Baker's thorough approach to the task and with his grasp of the complex problem facing the Centre. The conclusion of his report is most satisfactory to the Centre; an existing bibliographic database package has been identified which will enable a pilot project to be undertaken without our incurring any significant costs. My only regret is that Dr Baker is leaving the UK and will therefore be unable to follow up his preliminary work. He has, however, thoughtfully prepared the ground for further development by briefing another consultant on the first phase of our project.

Yours faithfully,

[Signed Keith Harry]

Dr Keith Harry
Documentation Officer


Honorary Director: The Lord Perry of Walton MD DSc LLD FRCP

Documentation Officer: Keith Harry MA PhD ALA


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Pavel Vitek, Imperial Cancer Research Fund Laboratories
It gives me a great pleasure to write this recommendation for Dr. Baker since his work is of high professional standard and meticulously executed.

Dr Douglas Seeley, University of South Australia
Dr. Baker was very perceptive in his understanding of our requirements and has excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. I recommend his services highly.