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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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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New archive display – Voice and biography: diaries by women in the Institute of Education Archive

Display exploring biography through archives at the IOE  now up in the foyer. It’s focus is the diary, and it showcases Isabel Fry, Mary Medd (née Crowley), and Winifred Nichols (née White), three very different women all involved in education in some … Continue reading

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Can’t find a book in the Library?

Interlibrary Loans and Document Delivery Service What happens when you can’t find an item on our library catalogue? We offer an Inter-library loan (ILL) service which allows you to obtain from another library materials not held in the Institute of … Continue reading

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Faster self service!

We have just installed two new self service machines in the Library which are located next to the Issue Counter. They are much faster than the old machines and have enhanced book renewal functionality as well as the ability to … Continue reading

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Are you lost?

Starting a new course can be delightful but daunting and a blur of passwords, rules and deadlines.   To help newcomers acclimatise themselves to the Library and Archives, we have created a brief, online library tour that points out key areas of … Continue reading

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