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Digital Resource trials for Biblical Studies and Jewish Studies May 2018 TAGS: | | | | | | We have four new digital resource trials for Biblical Studies this month. They’re all accessible from the E-resource trials web page. Brill’s Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Non-Biblical Texts offers …Continue reading →

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Jewish Studies Collections at New College library : early books TAGS: | | | | | | This week New College welcomes the British Association for Jewish Studies Conference to Edinburgh. Delegates are welcome to visit New College Library where they’ll find a display of Jewish Studies …Continue reading →

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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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Mango Languages – online language courses for trial TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The University Library has arranged a free trial of an online language learning resource called “Mango Languages”. The service offers online interactive courses for learning over 70 languages, including almost …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 →

Jewish scholarship on display at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | In celebration of the public lecture on The Bible and the Mishnah by Professor Shaye J D Cohen, Harvard University on Tuesday 5 May, we currently have Jewish texts from our …Continue reading →

Rare New College Library book is an international success TAGS: | | | | |  A rare and early commentary on the Pentateuch from New College Library has just arrived back in Edinburgh, after travelling all the way to Latvia to be part of the exhibition …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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Ancient Language Encyclopedias from Brill now on trial TAGS: | | | | | | Trial access is now available to the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online, and the Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, published by Brill.Access is via the eresources trials …Continue reading →

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New College Library’s Torah Scroll TAGS: | | | | | | | | New College Library’s Torah Scroll (Pentateuch) was on display to visitors today in the Funk Reading Room. Scrolls such as these are an integral part of Jewish communal life, being …Continue reading →

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Correcting Shakespeare Since November last year, I have been volunteering on the Luna Project in the Digital...
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Default utility Image The Good, the Fair and the Unusable. Conservation of Session Papers at the CRC. This week, Projects Conservator Nicole introduces a brand new project she is working on at...
Default utility Image Problem Photographs in the Patrick Geddes Collection This week’s blog comes from Project Conservator, Nicole Devereux, who has come across a sticky...

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