"The Stafford Beer Collection consists of the personal
library of Professor Stafford Beer, the founder of management
cybernetics, who was appointed Honorary Professor of
Organisational Transformation at JMU in 1989. An international
consultant in the management sciences, employed by governments
in over 20 countries and by a number of international agencies,
Professor Beer is the author of over 200 publications and has
held a number of academic posts as well as managerial positions
at every level. He is also a published poet and has held
exhibitions of paintings.The Stafford Beer Collection consists of
almost 2000 books and pamphlets reflecting Professor Beer's
wide-ranging interests and the development of his thought.
It also includes an archive of Professor Beer's papers together
with paintings, models, gramophone records and memorabilia.
The catalogue listing linked to above provides a subject
listing of the book collection, which is arranged in broad
subject categories according to Professor Beer's specification."