Publications

History journal articles and book chapters

  • Dunstan, V.S. “Glimpses into a Town’s Reading Habits in Enlightenment Scotland: Analysing the Borrowings of Gray Library, Haddington, 1732-1816”. In Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, Vol. 26 (2006), pp. 42-59. Edinburgh University Press retains the IPR but a full PDF of the article is available freely here, under their green Open Access rules. dunstanJSHS.pdf
  • Dunstan, V.S. “Thoughts on archives: informal observations on locating records, facilities and access”. In Scottish Archives, Vol. 12 (2006), pp. 6-11.
  • Dunstan, V. “Book Ownership in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland: a Local Case Study of Dumfriesshire Inventories”. In Scottish Historical Review, Vol. 91 number 2 (October 2012), pp. 265-286. Edinburgh University Press retains the IPR but a full PDF of the article is available freely here, under their green Open Access rules. dunstanSHR.pdf
  • Book review of K. A. Manley, “Books, Borrowers, and Shareholders: Scottish Circulating and Subscription Libraries before 1825, A Survey and Listing” (Edinburgh: Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 2012). In Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, Vol. 33 number 2 (November 2013), pp. 295-296.
  • Dunstan, V. “Professionals, their Private Libraries, and Wider Reading Habits in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Scotland”. In Library & Information History, Vol. 30 number 2 (May 2014), pp. 110-128.
  • Dunstan, V.S. “Comparing Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Scottish Reading Habits with England”. In Review of Scottish Culture, Vol. 26 (2014), pp. 42-48.
  • Dunstan, V.S. “Two Booksellers in South-West Scotland in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries: The Records of Ebenezer Wilson and James Meuros”. In Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, Vol. 11 (2016), pp. 43-63.
  • Dunstan, V. “Chapmen in Eighteenth-Century Scotland”. In Scottish Literary Review, Vol. 9 number 1 (Spring/Summer 2017), pp. 41-57.
  • Dunstan, V.S. “Reading Strategies in Scotland circa 1750-1820”, in Daniel Bellingradt, Paul Nelles and Jeroen Salman (eds), Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe: Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption (October 2017), book chapter pp. 221-242, published by Palgrave in their New Directions in Book History series
  • Dunstan, V. “The State of Scottish Bookselling circa 1800”, in Shanti Graheli (ed), Buying and Selling: The Business of Books in Early Modern Europe (February 2019), book chapter pp. 261-275, published by Brill in their Library of the Written Word series.
  • Dunstan, V. “A Court in Decline? Examining the Regality Court Records of Melrose, Roxburghshire, 1657-84”. In Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, Vol. 40 issue 1 (May 2020), pp. 1-16.

Interactive fiction publications

  • Keller, D., Ardis. P., Dunstan, V., Thornton, A., Henry, R., and Witty, B. “Gaming, Identity, and Literacy”, in C.L. Selfe and G.E. Hawisher (eds), Gaming Lives in the Twenty-First Century: Literate Connections (New York, 2007), pp. 71-87.

Persistent Programming Research Group

This section lists the publications which I co-authored while a member of this group at St Andrews.

  • Connor, R.C.H., Cutts, Q.I., Kirby, G.N.C., Moore, V.S. & Morrison, R. “Unifying Interaction with Persistent Data and Program”. In Proc. 2nd International Workshop on User Interfaces to Databases, Ambleside, Cumbria (1994) pp 185-200.
  • Morrison, R., Connor, R.C.H., Cutts, Q.I., Dunstan, V.S. & Kirby, G.N.C. “Exploiting Persistent Linkage in Software Engineering Environments”. In Computer Journal 38, 1 (1995) pp 1-16.
  • Kirby, G.N.C., Brown, A.L., Connor, R.C.H., Cutts, Q.I., Dearle, A., Dunstan, V.S., Morrison, R. & Munro, D.S. Napier88 Standard Library Reference Manual (Release 2.2.1). University of St Andrews (1996).
  • Zirintsis, E., Dunstan, V.S., Kirby, G.N.C. & Morrison, R. “Hyperprogramming in Java”. In Proc. 3rd International Workshop on Persistence and Java (PJW3), Tiburon, California, 1998 (published 1999), pp. 370-382.
  • Morrison, R., Connor, R., Cutts, Q., Dunstan, V., and Kirby, G., “Exploiting Persistent Linkage in Software Engineering Environments”, in M.P. Atkinson and R. Welland (eds), Fully Integrated Data Environments: Persistent Programming Languages, Object Stores, and Programming Environments (Berlin, 2000), pp. 511-514.
  • Connor, R., Cutts, Q., Kirby, G., Dunstan, V., and Morrison, R., “Unifying Interaction with Persistent Data and Program”, in M.P. Atkinson and R. Welland (eds), Fully Integrated Data Environments: Persistent Programming Languages, Object Stores, and Programming Environments (Berlin, 2000), pp. 519-522.

GENUKI project

For more information on the project, see the GENUKI home page.

  • Austen, M., Dunstan, V., Randell, B., Stanier, A., Stringer, P. & Woodgate, J. “An Information Service for United Kingdom & Ireland Genealogy based on the Internet’s World Wide Web”. In Computers in Genealogy 5, 7 (1995) pp 297-307.
  • Austen, M., Dunstan, V., Randell, B., Stanier, A., Stringer, P. & Woodgate, J. “An Internet-Based Genealogical Reference Library for the United Kingdom & Ireland”. In Family Researcher, Dec/Jan 1995/6, pp 14-15.
  • Dunstan, V.S. “GENUKI and the Internet”. In Borders Family History Society Magazine 35 (1997) p 20.

Design of genealogical software

  • Dunstan, M.N. & Dunstan, V.S. “Genealogical Software when storage-space is at a premium”. In Computers in Genealogy 6, 1 (1997) pp 24-29.
  • Dunstan, V.S. “Customizable Genealogical Software”. In Computers in Genealogy 6, 4 (1997) pp 166-168.

Genealogical indexing

  • Dunstan, V.S. “Coldingham Mortcloth Records”. In Borders Family History Society Magazine 28 (1995) p 6.
  • Dunstan, V.S. “Indexing burial records and newspapers”. In Society of Indexers’ Genealogical Group Newsletter 18 (1998) pp 18-20.