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The woman behind the windows at New College Library TAGS: | | Visitors to New College Library can’t fail to be impressed by the beautiful stained glass windows which surround the Library Hall. These windows were the gift of Miss Grace Warrack, …Continue reading →

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Freedom to read, freedom to believe #BannedBooksWeek TAGS: | | | | | | | A guest post by Eleanor Rideout, IS Helpdesk Assistant Banned Books Week, held the week of September 24th in 2017, is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. New …Continue reading →

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Jewish Studies Collections at New College Library : nineteenth and twentieth centuries TAGS: | | | | | | | The British Association for Jewish Studies Conference to Edinburgh at New College today covers a wide range of topics under its theme of ‘Jews on the Move’ including the theme of …Continue reading →

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My dear Playfair TAGS: | | A guest post from Eleanor Rideout, Helpdesk Assistant – New College Library One of my favourite things about working with historical collections is the unexpected find, like this letter of …Continue reading →

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Travel writing from the Holy Land : The William Fulton Jackson Collection TAGS: | | | | A post by guest curator Suzi Higton, School of Divinity The books of intrepid travel writers whose adventures span from Jerusalem to Cairo feature throughout the collections at New College Library …Continue reading →

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Steps towards equality in New College Library Class Photographs TAGS: | | | | | A guest post by Chloe Elder, New College Library Special Collections Digitisation intern From the depths of New College Library’s archives, a selection of class photographs from 1857 to 1930 has been …Continue reading →

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Iona Community 75th Anniversary display at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | In May 2013 the Iona Community is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its foundation, and the 1450th anniversary of Columba’s arrival on the island of Iona.  The Iona Community was …Continue reading →

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J.H. Oldham (1874-1969) : Missionary and Ecumenical Pioneer TAGS: | | | | | | | | Today, 16 May, is the anniversary of the death of J.H. Oldham. Joseph Houldsworth Oldham (1874-1969) was a missionary and pioneer of ecumenism. The organising secretary for the 1910 World …Continue reading →

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Science and religion : a natural history #ILW2013 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | Innovative Learning week kicks off at New College Library with a chance to see some of the scientific books in New College Library’s Special Collections and find out where they …Continue reading →

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UK Press Online now on trial TAGS: | | | | UK Press Online is now available on trial to University of Edinburgh users, accessible on campus or off campus via VPN via the eresources trials webpage. The trial ends on …Continue reading →

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Collections

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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