Monthly Archives: February 2012

British Library boosts its online sound content

The new British Library Sounds website, which replaces the original Archival Sound Recordings site, lets you listen free to some 50,000 tracks of music, spoken word and environmental sounds from the library’s sound archive. For IOE staff and students there is also the … Continue reading

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The OTHER great library at our doorstep: Social Science Collections at the British Library

We often forget that we are a stone’s throw away from the other great library – the British Library which is our national library. Last Tuesday, thanks to a timely reminder from an esteemed colleague, I attended a lunch time talk … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday DERA!

DERA (the Digital Education Resource Archive) is one year old this month. At the time of my first blog post on DERA, on 28th February 2011 we were very proud that we had managed to get over 1000 full text … Continue reading

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A visit opens new avenues for research: the House of Commons Library

Wednesday was a pretty special day for me as I managed to get on the Annual Open Day for Librarians and Information officers at the House of Commons Library which is offered to members of the M25 Consortium of Academic … Continue reading

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Cataloguing the papers of James Lumsden

As part of my MA in Museums and Galleries in Education here at the IOE, I am undergoing a placement with the Institute Archives. Having worked voluntarily at the Leeds University Archive and Bury Art Gallery and Museum in Manchester, … Continue reading

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Art in Education: new archive exhibition in the foyer

Take a look at the new display focussing on resources relating to art in education that can be found in the archive.      

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The BEI and turbulent times

I have to stop myself from becoming too evangelical about the British Education Index, but as a librarian and a recent MA student, the BEI is one of the education resources I could not do without (the IOE library catalogue … Continue reading

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