Monthly Archives: December 2010

Bookstart: inspiring a lifelong love of books

“For years, the UK’s Bookstart, the first national programme in the world in which free books are distributed to families with babies, has been an inspiring example for many other countries”  (Vanobbergen, Bruno , Daems, Marie and Van Tilburg, Sarah(2009) … Continue reading

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Digital Researcher

The news about delicious is a reminder about the experimental, and therefore sometimes precarious, nature of Web 2.0 technologies, but their use in research is becoming much more mainstream. The British Library and Vitae are running a free event on February 14th. Aimed at research … Continue reading

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Social bookmarking

Over the last two or three years I’ve told lots of people about delicious and how useful it is for keeping track of web pages. I’ve often described it as my favourite social software site. Currently owned by Yahoo, it … Continue reading

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Snow in the archive

Now I know what you might be thinking “That can’t be great for the documents”! But I just looked out of the window to see the snow settling and thought, as it’s nearly Christmas, I’d write a quick, frivolous post with some nice snowy … Continue reading

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Free publications from the Textbook Colloquium

Some of you may be aware of the organisation called the Textbook Colloquium, which was concerned with historical studies and research on textbooks. They used to publish a journal called Paradigm. The Colloquium has now ceased to exist, but they … Continue reading

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Extended Sunday Opening Hours

From Sunday 9th January 2011 the Library will be open from 11am – 8pm on Sundays. We have implemented this change following feedback from user focus groups earlier in the year.

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Colonial Film database

Subtitled ‘Moving images of the British Empire’, this Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project catalogued films from the British colonial period. The project brought together Birkbeck College and University College London with three film archives, the British Film Institute, the Imperial … Continue reading

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