Monthly Archives: October 2010

New display for Black History Month

Recent debates concerning the value and necessity of Black History Month (BHM) have been sparked by the fact that some of the main themes have varied little over the years. This prompted us to do something different in celebration of … Continue reading

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A mini-education library at your fingertips

We’re all used to zipping around Google and finding bits on Wikipedia, but when is the last time you’ve actually opened up a print encyclopedia? Forget the dusty old tomes of the past crammed with information A to Z and … Continue reading

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Have you seen our new resource area?

The library moves over the summer have given the Curriculum Resources Collection a new location on the West side of Level 4. We’ve taken the opportunity to integrate the former ‘loan’ and ‘reference’ collections, so there’s now only one place … Continue reading

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The Browne Review and the response by SCONUL

The Browne Review (Complete title: ‘Securing a Sustainable Future for Higher Education : an Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance’) was published yesterday (12th October 2010). Described by the Guardian newspaper as a ‘blueprint for a transformed university … Continue reading

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Review of music education announced

Education Secretary Michael Gove announced a review of music education last week. The remit was included with the press release. He might find the 1991 HMI Report The Teaching and Learning of Music an interesting read. Or, as a believer … Continue reading

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Reuse of public sector information, now made simpler

The new Open Government Licence makes it easier to reuse public sector information. In terms of the archives, it will simplify the process we go through in order to make research copies of items that come under Crown Copyright, of which we hold a lot. … Continue reading

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Future of Technology in Education Conference (FOTE10)

This year’s FOTE conference (London, 1st Oct) included many excellent presentations on amongst other things,  augmented reality (AR) applications and games, iTunes U/podcasting, integrated smartphone technologies such as campusM and a call to embrace open source. The ‘wow’ factor was kept in check by … Continue reading

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