Monthly Archives: September 2011

Information and digital literacies

This is the time of year when library staff have a particular focus on the information literacy needs of our students. This week the Enquiry Desk team is exploring the SCONUL seven pillars model and its “doughnut” and how that … Continue reading

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Postal Loan & Photocopies Service

Here in the Institute of Education Library we offer a great service for students who live far from the university and are unable to visit regularly. Those who subscribe to the Postal Loan & Photocopies Service can request books or … Continue reading

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Princeton bans academics from handing all copyright to journal publishers

The aim is to broaden the reach and impact of Princeton’s research output.  They have adopted a new open access policy  which new  gives the university the “nonexclusive right to make available copies of scholarly articles written by its faculty, unless … Continue reading

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TV clips

While some of us have been getting into ‘Educating Essex’, it seems with the start of a new year interest in ‘The Classroom Experiment’ has been renewed. We have loan copies in our Off-Air Collection, but for a flavour of … Continue reading

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Twitter for researchers

This Friday, on the ‘Information and Literature Searching’ course, we will be discussing ways in which the micro-blogging site Twitter can help PhD students keep abreast of research in their area.  It is for this reason that the blog post … Continue reading

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Introducing the Research Support & Special Collections Librarian

This is my first blog post on Newsam News as Research Support and Special Collections Librarian since joining the IOE’s Newsam Library in August this year. Let me begin by introducing myself . . . . I was born in … Continue reading

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Tantalising glimpses

I’m currently working through folders relating to some very clever NUWT campaigns for equal pay.  The National Union of Teachers at this time never took a stand on equal pay, alluding to it in round-about ways but never in those exact … Continue reading

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