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Initial feedback on LibGuides & LibAnswers

Rozz Evans and I have just finished teaching a one-week, intensive ‘Information & Literature Searching’ course for the MPhil/PhD students.  The students (13 in total)  who attended the course were introduced to LibGuides and LibAnswers, the Newsam Library’s new information … Continue reading

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Our new neighbour, the Wiener Library

Written by guest blogger Emma Allison Picture shows HRH The Princess Royal in the reading room opening the new home of the Wiener Library on 1st December 2011 (courtesy of the Wiener Library twitter page). Some of my colleagues andI visited the … Continue reading

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The OTHER great library at our doorstep: Social Science Collections at the British Library

We often forget that we are a stone’s throw away from the other great library – the British Library which is our national library. Last Tuesday, thanks to a timely reminder from an esteemed colleague, I attended a lunch time talk … Continue reading

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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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What’s all the huha about? ‘Altmetrics’: uncovering the invisible in research

There’s been a lot of debate about the validity of impact factors over the years (and there have been many attempts to measure impact but none wholly accurate).  Just this week on Twitter, the discussion took off again after the … Continue reading

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RSS: Keeping up with research

I am often asked by students how to keep current with new research output and my advice is to set up alerts using some of the new (RSS) and not so new (Email) technologies available to us.  Before I begin … Continue reading

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1930s Prospectuses of Teacher Training Colleges

I came back to work from a short break to find a newly deposited collection on my desk – the collection of prospectuses dating from the 1930s from various Teacher Training Colleges which were part of the British and Foreign … Continue reading

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