Edinburgh University Press and the Library Annexe TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Part of the Special Collections material we keep here at the Library Annexe is the published output of the Edinburgh University Press; leading scholarly publisher of academic books and journals …Continue reading →

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Christmas is coming at New College Library TAGS: | | | | We’ve started getting ready for Christmas at New College Library! The Christmas tree is now up in the Funk Reading Room, and we have a display of Christmas carol books …Continue reading →

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MCG : Museums Beyond the Web Conference TAGS: | The Natural History Museum in London was the setting for the Museum Computer Group‘s Museums Beyond The Web Conference, on November 7th. There was a certain aptness to the venue, …Continue reading →

Discover Gaelic Special Collections from New College Library TAGS: | | | Did you know that over 400 items which together form the Gaelic Collections at New College Library have recently been catalogued online. This collection of monographs and pamphlets was put together from …Continue reading →

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RANDOMS TAGS: | | | I wanted to share some fantastic images that have come through the Digital Imaging Unit via general random digitization requests. This material is bound for individual researchers and would normally …Continue reading →

Discover Special Collections from New College Library TAGS: | | | Did you know that, out of the 250,000+ books held at New College Library, over a third are Special Collections? Come and join me at the Pop-up Library (on the …Continue reading →

11th century Celtic Psalter – new book reader object in LUNA TAGS: | One of the real treasures of Special Collections is the 11th century Celtic Psalter (Ms 56)- at nearly 1000 years old, it is referred to as the oldest book in …Continue reading →

Fifty Shelves of Gray (and Nelson) TAGS: | | | | | | | | | While the cover of Fifty Shades of Grey displays a degree of restraint, publishers and consumers of the romance genre did not always have such a taste for understated dust-jackets. …Continue reading →

Crime & Intrigue at the CRC TAGS: | | Today sees the launch of a new Hercule Poirot novel, penned by crime author Sophie Hannah with support from the Agatha Christie estate. As a die-hard Agatha Christie fan, this …Continue reading →

Pressing Matters TAGS: As a conservator, you can often find some rather surprising and unexpected ephemera in archive and book collections. Take, for example, this folder from the University’s Aitken Collection. At first …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image The Metamorphosis of Patrick Geddes Work continues on re-cataloguing the Geddes family photographs.  Working in such close proximity with these...
Living Icons: Keeping with the “Archival Liveness” of the University’s Iconic Items As the other blog posts that I have written for the DIU will attest to,...

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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...
Default utility Image Store Room Surprises! Project Conservator, Helen Baguley, describes some of the more unusual objects she has found in...

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