Monthly Archives: December 2011

Stephen is retiring

After 37 years at the IOE Stephen Pickles, our Head of Library Services, is retiring on 31st December. At Stephen’s farewell party on Monday the IOE’s Director, Professor Chris Husbands spoke of Stephen’s long service and commitment to developing the IOE … Continue reading

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Christmas and New Year closure

The Library will close at 4.30 pm on Thursday 22nd December and reopen on Tuesday 3rd January 2012 at 8.30 am. Normal opening hours will then resume. This means IOE students and staff may borrow overnight loans from 12.00 noon on … Continue reading

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Visit to the RNIB Research Library

Yesterday I went on a Cpd25 visit to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Research Library.  The sole librarian, Robert Saggers, showed us round (most of the staff who work in the Judd Street building are voluntary, and many … Continue reading

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RSS: Keeping up with research

I am often asked by students how to keep current with new research output and my advice is to set up alerts using some of the new (RSS) and not so new (Email) technologies available to us.  Before I begin … Continue reading

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Database news

The recent upgrade to the new ProQuest platform has resulted in the following enhancements – Lingering problems with the ERIC thesaurus have now been resolved. A new ‘Education Level’ limit can now be applied within advanced search in ERIC. Direct links … Continue reading

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Going graphic in Curriculum Resources

A post from Elizabeth & Antony – your Curriculum Resources contacts A useful feature of Who next…? : a guide to children’s authors (see previous post) is the section on graphic novels. Once shunned, graphic novels have now become acceptable … Continue reading

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