Category Archives: Library

Enid Blyton – the Beckenham years

Just added to our stock is a new DVD on the early life of children’s author Enid Blyton. Produced by Footprint Productions in Bromley, this production looks at the formative years of the woman who would later go on to … Continue reading

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TLC for the Official Publications Collection

Regular readers of our blog will be well aware of how much we prize our special collections. Recently, we decided that some of our Official publications – our collection of government and agency material which ranges from the earliest origins of … Continue reading

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Stories from Africa

The Literature Collection contains a range of books from Africa which encompass the experience of native writers from colonial days through to independence. The African Child (L’Enfant noir)  by Camara Laye (1947) This book reflects his childhood and schooling in what … Continue reading

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Monsters! Horror! Magic! Witches! Haunted houses! Ghosts! The supernatural!

If you like these, then you’re bound to like some of the books currently on display on Level Four of the Library (near the staircase). A variety of novels, picture books and poetry books have been selected to tie in … Continue reading

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Teachers Media Plus

Throughout August we have set up trial staff access to Teachers Media Plus, the online CPD service built on the content originally produced for the Teachers TV channel. As many of you probably know, the Teachers TV material has appeared … Continue reading

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Prize winners in waiting

You might have noticed some attractive new novels and picture books on display near the stairs on Level 4 of the library. These have recently been acquired for the Curriculum Resources collection and are the 16 shortlisted books for the … Continue reading

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Child of our time

This week the BBC series following twenty-five children born in 2000 reaches the point where they transfer from primary to secondary school and become teenagers. The usual interesting blend of interview and documentary, this year’s two parts are broadcast on Wednesday and Thursday (27th & 28th February) at 9pm on … Continue reading

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Moving Image Gateway – a source of inspiration?

The Moving Image Gateway, hosted by the  British Universities Film & Video Council, links to over 1,300 websites relating to video, multimedia and sound materials. Check out the latest additions, browse using the subject links (including Education) or try the search function. Also included are … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day 2013

Originally created by the European Commission in 1999, Tuesday 5th February will see the tenth anniversary of this event. Hosted by European Schoolnet, the theme this year is ‘Online rights and responsibilities’, and aims to encourage users to ‘Connect with … Continue reading

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Audiovisual citation – a research project & user survey

A colleague recently remarked that there were around 2,000 citation formats available in EndNote. One major area of weakness in all of the current citation systems has been the citation of audiovisual media, whether in physical, broadcast, or online forms. … Continue reading

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