Tag Archives: Official Publications

A visit opens new avenues for research: the House of Commons Library

Wednesday was a pretty special day for me as I managed to get on the Annual Open Day for Librarians and Information officers at the House of Commons Library which is offered to members of the M25 Consortium of Academic … Continue reading

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DERA article published in ALISS Quarterly

We have had a lot of interest from the library community in the setting up of our Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA). In July, Bernard published an article in July’s issue of Ariadne from a largely technical standpoint. I have … Continue reading

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How DERA was built

I’ve written an article about Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA) which appears in the current issue of Ariadne (no. 67). It describes the impetus which led us to develop the DERA as well as some of the technical and IPR … Continue reading

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Update on Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA)

Our work on DERA (Digital Education Resource Archive http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/ – launched in February) continues and is attracting some very positive comments from colleagues across the sector which is extremely encouraging. There are now almost 1800 documents in there now, including … Continue reading

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IOE Digital Education Research Archive is launched

For many years now, online publishing has become more and more prevalent, and indeed the preferred mode of publishing for many organisations, including many official bodies. Publications may be freely and easily accessible at the time of publishing, but subsequently … Continue reading

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Staying on top of official publications

A recent question regarding the availability or otherwise of the Robbins Report into Higher Education from 1963 in digital form on an education librarians’ mailing list highlighted two excellent resources for finding this sort of material. In a way they … Continue reading

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OECD iLibrary

Barbara Sakarya, our International and Comparative Collections Librarian, was telling me recently about the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which had published the PISA 2009 results. These triennial surveys of key competencies of 15-year-old students in OECD member countries … Continue reading

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UK Government Spending Review 2010

The Chancellor set out the UK Government’s four-year public spending plans in the Spending Review 2010 at 12:30 on 20 October 2010.  Spending Review 2010 is available from TSO’s Official Documents website at: http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm79/7942/7942.asp and through the Library Catalogue. You … Continue reading

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Reuse of public sector information, now made simpler

The new Open Government Licence makes it easier to reuse public sector information. In terms of the archives, it will simplify the process we go through in order to make research copies of items that come under Crown Copyright, of which we hold a lot. … Continue reading

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