Monthly Archives: January 2011

There may be trouble ahead… libraries in the news

In these uncertain times, those us working in organisations that are fully, or even part funded by the state, are well aware of the difficulties that may come our way. However this article and video made me aware of the dire … Continue reading

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Social Science Space

Social Science Space is a new social networking space for social scientists. Created by Sage in association with  the Academy of Social Sciences, ALISS, the  British Sociological Association, Manchester eResearch Centre and the Social Research Association, the site provides “a space … Continue reading

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What did you read over the holidays?

Even though we were closed for 11 days over Christmas and the New Year, we know that didn’t stop you making the most of our resources so you could continue studying over the break. As well as the usual demand for electronic … Continue reading

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A new lease of life for the Literature Collection

The library has, for many years, maintained a small collection of books called the ‘Literature Collection’ which contains a few hundred works of fiction with some kind of educational theme. Classic examples include Malcolm Bradbury’s ‘The History Man’, ‘Lucky Jim’ … Continue reading

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Video in teacher training

In a recent Teachers TV breakfast seminar, lead by Dylan Wiliam, a group of headteachers and organisations involved in supporting professional development talked about the challenges facing the sector in continuing to raise teacher quality – both in initial teacher … Continue reading

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