Author Archives: Dan O'Connor

About Dan O'Connor

Collection Development Support Librarian at the UCL Institute of Education Library

Spotlight on the NUT Donation: ‘The New Importance of Adult Education’: Sir Fred Clarke

Last winter we received a wonderful donation from the National Union of Teachers (NUT), which included 380 pamphlet boxes containing material published by the NUT itself and many other organisations operating in the areas of education, children and families. Over … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the NUT donation: the work we’ve done and the work still to come!

In December 2016, the Library gratefully received a donation of 380 pamphlet boxes which were formerly housed in the Library of the National Union of Teachers. The NUT is now part of the National Education Union which came into existence … Continue reading

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Advanced notice of works on Level 3 of the Library commencing 12th June 2017

One of the biggest challenges we face as a library is space and how to manage it to best suit the needs of all of our users. Many of you will have noted how busy we have been over the … Continue reading

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A visit to the House of Lords: Teas, Tours and Policy Papers

We are justly proud of our Official Publications Collection here at the Library; our print holdings reflect the development of state education policy since the nineteenth century and of course we continue to preserve and protect born digital government publications through our … Continue reading

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More than just a number (Part 2): Making Administrative Memoranda discoverable

  Back in January I wrote a post  about the work that we have been doing to improve the discoverability of items within our Official Publications collection. That post demonstrated how we used digitisation techniques to unlock the content of some … Continue reading

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More than just a number: bringing the content of Circulars to the surface

I would fully understand if you thought that it’s nigh-on impossible to be enthusiastic about Departmental Circulars; however I’m hoping that that by the end of this post you might share some of the excitement that I feel following the … Continue reading

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