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The spooky BOOC : books with talking heads and books on white walls

When I was little, a book was a book. It did not have buttons to press to produce squeaky sounds or sacks of felt puppets to re-enact the story. It did not give links to online videos or interactive maps … Continue reading

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Books to make your eyes pop out

One of the new picture books at the UCL Institute of Education, Librarian (2017), takes us to a public library for its 50th birthday – a very apt story at a time when so many public libraries get closed. One boy stands … Continue reading

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‘Alice in Wonderland’: from quaint tea-tins to magic mushrooms

You see yourself and the world around you slightly warped in large mirrors; you follow hypnotic black-and-white spirals and signs asking you to turn corners; you are sucked into the picture of a lurid purple and turquoise room, with bottles of … Continue reading

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The tiger who came out of the page

For you, the moment of recognition might be the Tiger who came to tea and peacefully took a seat at your mum’s kitchen table; or Aslan, the giant benign lion, jumping out of the pages of the Chronicles of Narnia; … Continue reading

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Open Days at the British Library in 2014

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 national library’s unique research collections. From newspapers to maps, datasets to manuscripts, ships’ … 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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Your views on the British Library’s Social Science Strategy

The British Library is seeking information about your experiences and your views on the Social Sciences collections at British Library.  In particular, they would like to find out about your level of engagement and satisfaction with the services provided, and … Continue reading

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