Monthly Archives: July 2011

How DERA was built

I’ve written an article about Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA) which appears in the current issue of Ariadne (no. 67). It describes the impetus which led us to develop the DERA as well as some of the technical and IPR … Continue reading

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EndNote X5

EndNote X5 for Windows has just been released with some great new features also summarised in this short video. Enhancements include – Automatic transfer of references AND file attachments between desktop EndNote and EndNote Web. Viewing and annotating attached PDFs within the library window. Automated update to existing … Continue reading

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Umbrella and Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA)

I attended Umbrella 2011 last week – a conference and exhibition which attracted over 500 delegates from all sectors of the library and information world. I was there with a poster, hoping to spread the word about DERA to a … Continue reading

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A new look for the Web of Knowledge

The Web of Knowledge is launched on a new platform (v5.3) on Sunday 17th July. The IOE subscription to this important citation searching database comprises the Web of Science (1898-present) featuring scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities including the Conference … Continue reading

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From the Colonial Department to the Department of Education in Tropical Areas

Just found a letter from previous Institute Director, GB Jeffery, to Professor Margaret Read, regarding the proposed name change of the Colonial Department to the Department of Tropical Education. Jeffery states “‘Tropical education’, if it means anything at all, means education … Continue reading

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School histories and the home front

The library’s recent launch of the School Histories book collection prompted me to think about how local film archives often have material relevant to schools and local historians. The collective site of the UK’s film archives, Moving History, provides a … Continue reading

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Book Sale 15th July

Just a reminder that you have another opportunity to buy some books from our ongoing book sale and help us to raise money to catalogue and preserve recently acquired stock. The book sale is open again on Friday (15th July), 10 – 4 … Continue reading

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