Category Archives: Research Support

Digital Literacies in Higher Education – a JISC funded project at the IOE

The ‘Digital Literacies as a Postgraduate Attribute’ project was run at the IOE between 2011 and 2013 and is one of twelve recent JISC projects in the broad area of academic literacies.  A newly published IOE LibGuide:  Digital Literacies in Higher … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Shutdown affects ERIC

If you’re searching on ERIC (the American database published by ‘Education Research Information Centre’, a U.S. government funded initiative), you may notice that your search results are smaller in number than on previous occasions.  This is because of the current … Continue reading

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Doctoral Open Days at the British Library

The British Library’s Doctoral Open Days, aimed at first year PhD students who are new to the Library, are a chance for PhD students to discover the British Library’s (BL) unique research materials. From newspapers to maps, datasets to manuscripts, … Continue reading

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Curriculum Project MACOS: Man A Course of Study

We are indebted to Mr. Barry D. Varley-Tipton for his generous donation of the MACOS (Man:  A Course of Study) curriculum project materials. Man:  A Course of Study (commonly referred to by the acronym MACOS or M.A.C.O.S) was the brainchild … Continue reading

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Hooked on The National Archives at Kew

I have just come back from a week at Kew where I have immersed myself in the historical collections at The National Archives (TNA).  I was one of fifteen (MA and PhD students) fortunate enough to be accepted on the … Continue reading

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Nostalgia at Emerald Street: Historical Textbooks & Grenfell Collections

Rozz Evans (Collection Development Services Librarian and Chief-Food-Supplier) and myself (Research Support & Special Collections Librarian and Chief–Biscuits-Supplier) were joined at Emerald Street on June 26th by three former senior staff of the IOE: Stephen Pickles, the ex-Head of the … Continue reading

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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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