Monthly Archives: June 2016

What’s goes on inside is what counts

I’m here in Berlin for an Erasmus Libraries week and I’ve come to realise that UCL libraries have a lot in common with Freie Universität (FU) Libraries. For example: FU has almost 36,000 students; UCL has about the same number. FU uses … Continue reading

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UK Out, I’m In

I know the UK is going out, but I’m in Berlin and I’m going to do my darndest to keep European library ties revived. I’m here at Freie Universitat on an Erasmus Staff Week: Libraries in Motion – Structures and Services. It looks … Continue reading

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Convent days

Frost in May by Antonia White (1899-1980) was first published in 1933.It was republished in 1978 by Virago Press as the first of its Modern Classics. We meet the narrator and heroine Nanda (Fernanda) Grey when she is enrolled, aged … Continue reading

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Migrating to IOE LibGuides 2.0

Summer 2016 will be a time of transition at the UCL Institute of Education Library as we aim to enrich the user experience both in the library and online. One key change involves IOE LibGuides. Since 2012, we have used LibGuides to support … Continue reading

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Favourite subjects versus relevant curriculum?

When I glanced through one of our new acquisitions – a book which analyses the success of Japan’s educational system – a list of pupils’ favourite subjects struck me. Both elementary and middle school students had voiced a preference for … Continue reading

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