Monthly Archives: February 2011

Staying on top of official publications

A recent question regarding the availability or otherwise of the Robbins Report into Higher Education from 1963 in digital form on an education librarians’ mailing list highlighted two excellent resources for finding this sort of material. In a way they … Continue reading

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Interested in using archives but have no idea where to start? Then read on….

Everyone can relate to those time-consuming and frustrating searches that result in – well, let’s face it – not much to show for the effort. If you are planning to use archives, those searches can be even more frustrating. But fear not! … Continue reading

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Archives in the news: preservation of the BBC website

While browsing the Metro in the staffroom this lunchtime I was interested to see this article on how a member of the public took it upon himself to harvest parts of the BBC website that were about to be sent to … Continue reading

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Photograph “Three men and a dog (in a boat)”. c1900

Every so often I come across an item in a collection I’m working on that just captures my imagination. I feel utterly enchanted by this scene of a life I can only imagine on this grey, dreary, February Friday morning. … Continue reading

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Social Media Week

I’ve learned from Twitter that this week is Social Media Week . A story I’ve been following with interest concerns the gender imbalance in Wikipedia and it set me thinking about the balance in traditionally published encyclopedias and other reference books. … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day and the library holds a range of resources for teachers to support work in that area from bodies including BECTA, Childnet International, as well as individual authors. The CBBC website provides a useful collection of … Continue reading

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