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When size matters : big books TAGS: | | | A really good question was asked by one of our student interns recently about the rare books collections they were working with : “Why are the big books so big?”. …Continue reading →

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Window to a Sixth-Century Scriptorium TAGS: | | | | A post from guest curator Elijah Hixson, PhD student, School of Divinity This month’s student led display at New College Library features the facsimile Codex Purpureus Petropolitanus, which is on display at …Continue reading →

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Digital explorations in New College Library : James Kirkwood’s vision today TAGS: | | | | | A guest post from Chloe Elder – New College Library Special Collections Digitisation Intern Considering the ease with which most of us have access to information, it can be easy …Continue reading →

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Last chance to see! Given in Good Faith : Scripture TAGS: | | | | | | The Given in Good Faith exhibition, which highlights some of New College Library’s treasures in the context of the exhibition themes of church history, worship, scripture and science is now in …Continue reading →

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Keeping it in the family TAGS: | | | | At New College Library we often receive enquiries from individuals interested in researching their family bibles, who have identified that we hold the same or similar edition at New College …Continue reading →

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Divinity Approaches to Research – Top tips for finding Bibles TAGS: | | | |   The University of Edinburgh Library holds extensive and rich collections of Bibles. At New College Library, you will find of early Bibles from the Scottish Reformation, Bibles in languages from all over …Continue reading →

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New Testaments from history TAGS: | | | | | | At the beginning of next month, the University of Edinburgh welcomes the Annual Meeting of the British New Testament Society, which will take place on 3- 5 Sept 2015. Currently on display in …Continue reading →

Hand-finished Printed Books TAGS: | | Our blog post today comes from History of the Book student and CRC volunteer Allie Newman. The University of Edinburgh Centre for Research collections holds a veritable treasure trove of …Continue reading →

Reformation Revisited TAGS: | | | We were pleased to host a recent visit from the Friends of the Reformation Museum in Geneva at New College Library. The Friends were delighted to be able to view a selection …Continue reading →

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Travel back 500 years with rare Hebrew book from New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | This early commentary on the Pentateuch, published in 1514 has travelled all the way to Latvia to be part of the exhibition “1514. The Book. 2014“. On display until April …Continue reading →

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Digitisation Strategy and Survey The University of Edinburgh already provides access to a wide range of digital resources, but...
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