Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Ranking of World Repositories: DERA and SSRN

I’ve always been sceptical about league tables and my reaction to rankings of this sort is almost always in direct proportion to where the organisation I am working in is placed.  (In the case of the University World Rankings, the … Continue reading

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Exam Fear…

I’ve been cataloguing some further papers from the BFES archive this morning, including a number of school magazines. Whilst having a flick through one of them I spotted this poem from the 1973 edition of ‘Outpost’ the school magazine of Cornwall … Continue reading

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Appraising digital archive collections – some final thoughts

During our JISC Transformations project I have posted a couple of times (here and here) about the work I have been doing to appraise one of our personal digital archive collections. As our project comes to an end I thought it … Continue reading

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Wise words

[If I were Queen of everything] “My politicians would have history degrees. […] I don’t think you can be truly effective in politics if you don’t have a proper understanding of history […] we form patterns and it’s incredibly difficult … Continue reading

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Beautiful Libraries

Obviously, beauty is relative, but even the hardened non-library user would be softened by this park-side view from the fabulous Malmo City Library — an extensive library bustling with users of all ages. There are numerous sections for younger users … Continue reading

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