Monthly Archives: February 2011

IOE Digital Education Research Archive is launched

For many years now, online publishing has become more and more prevalent, and indeed the preferred mode of publishing for many organisations, including many official bodies. Publications may be freely and easily accessible at the time of publishing, but subsequently … Continue reading

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How our library can help you save your library

From our guest blogger, Christina Egan Everywhere, public libraries are threatened with closure, depriving citizens of education and communication, especially those who need it most. You might feel sure that people need libraries and books, but how do you prove … Continue reading

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Telegrams – the SMS of the past?

While cataloguing some papers this morning I came accross a file of telegrams. Their stunted phrasing struck me as quite romantic and reminded me of text messages in the days when most people didn’t have packages that allow 1000 free a month … Continue reading

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Online journals go from strength to strength

IOE students and staff downloaded online full text journal articles a total of 240,577 times during 2010. This total represents both PDF and HTML onscreen views. Our  ‘top ten’ most popular online journals in terms of full text downloads, accounted for 31,469 of these views. These titles … Continue reading

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Continuing restricted access to Special Collections in the Library

Work to create a mezzanine floor in our biggest store room, which will greatly increase our storage space, is almost complete but we do not expect to gain access to Special Collections until the end of March. The following collections … Continue reading

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Charles Darwin display

From our guest blogger, Elizabeth Did you know that Charles Darwin was mad on worms? He brought them into the house and had his wife play the piano to them to see if they responded to music, he shouted at … Continue reading

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Five minute interview with… our Deputy Archivist

I asked Becky a few questions about her role. Here’s what she had to say; What does an archivist do? (in a nutshell!) A whole range of things – and that is one of the great attractions about the job. … Continue reading

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