Monthly Archives: September 2010

E-books take off!

Our e-book collection is growing rapidly as more publishers come on board and readers recognise the benefits of digital access. E-books can be found on our library catalogue in the usual way, but you will need your Athens account details to … Continue reading

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“It was worth it…”

That at least was the verdict from an ex-member of 8HJ at Hertswood School as quoted in the school’s newsletter when asked about Professor Dylan Wiliam’s Classroom Experiment. The two-part programme was broadcast this week on BBC2, and is now … Continue reading

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The Primary Curriculum that never was…

In January 2008, the then Secretary of State for Education, Ed Balls asked Sir Jim Rose to lead an independent review of the Primary national curriculum. This was an enormous undertaking – views were collected from over 1500 organisations, local … Continue reading

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New Archive exhibition in foyer

Every term the Institute’s archivists bring you a new display in the Bedford Way foyer. The displays are usually based on one of our 120 archive collections. This term we are focussing on the Photographic Archive of the Architects and … Continue reading

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IOE Institutional Repository full text downloads

August was the busiest month so far for full text downloads from the IOE Institutional Repository .  The IOE IR now contains about 6000 references and almost 1000 full texts.  In total there have been 43,381 downloads.  IOE staff who … Continue reading

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Newly published research

You will probably have heard in the news about the recent Department for Education report, “Practitioners’ Experiences of the Early Years Foundation Stage”, which was written by colleagues here at the IOE. You can find this report on the Library … Continue reading

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Simpler access to e-content coming soon

The library has bought the well-known Ex Libris link resolver SFX. We are currently working on implementing it. It’s a very useful tool which will take you to the full text of the item you are looking (if we have … Continue reading

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SOAS Library access

Please note that from Monday 27 September until Saturday 9 October 2010 SOAS Library will be open to valid ticket holders only. Day passes or membership applications will not be able to be processed during this time, so you should … Continue reading

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Library tutorial

If you’re new to the Library, have a look at our  tutorial at http://www.ioe.ac.uk/services/341.html As well as information about the physical library, you can see what we offer to students who are studying at a distance or visit the library … Continue reading

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Roving support

During busy times library staff will be available around the library to help you with any questions about our collections and how to locate them; they will be wearing a red lanyard so you can recognise them. Don’t hesitate to ask … Continue reading

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