Category Archives: Official Publications

Focus on DERA (Digital Education Research Archive): Grammar Schools

The IOE Library has always collected documents published by government and other relevant bodies in the areas of education, training, children, and families. Today, the Official Publications Collection here at the Library is the largest of our special collections and … Continue reading

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“Outdoor learning and Physical Education in Schools – what DERA has to say?”

The IOE Library has always collected documents published by government and other relevant bodies in the areas of education, training, children, and families. Today, the Official Publications Collection here at the Library is the largest of our special collections and … 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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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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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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