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Decoloniality and the library (CILIPS Conference 2021) TAGS: | | | | On 7 June I attended a CILIPS conference session on Decoloniality and the library: the case at Goldsmiths, University of London, by Marilyn Clarke, Director of Library Services at Goldsmiths, University …Continue reading →

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February 2020 Journal Club : AI and Metadata TAGS: | | | | What do cataloguing and cars have in common? One answer is that developments in artificial intelligence are changing both of them. Our February Journal Club discussed three recent articles about …Continue reading →

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October Journal Club : “Unhiding” Special Collections TAGS: | | | Our second meeting of the Journal Club in 2019/20 met on Wednesday 2 October to talk about improving access to Special Collections. Our discussion article was: Marcella Tam (2017) Improving …Continue reading →

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An insight into Joseph Joachim’s life and work – Sarah and Devon’s experiences as CRC interns TAGS: | | | | Earlier this year, our two interns Sarah and Devon spent a few months re-housing and listing the papers of the Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), recently donated to the CRC. …Continue reading →

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“Sorry, Foakes Jackson, I am for real”* TAGS: | | | | | Our colleague, Patrick Murray, has begun work cataloguing the W. F. Jackson collection, initially, as part of the Funk Cataloguing Project. This collection has been at New College for many …Continue reading →

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‘In a World full of infinite choice, context – not content – is King’ TAGS: | | | | Yesterday we discussed contextual cataloguing in the group. By this I mean creating meaningful catalogues with interconnections, or a web of relationships so that a collection or item is put …Continue reading →

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Treasures of New College Library : The Longforgan Free Church Ministers Library TAGS: | | | | | | The Longforgan Free Church Ministers Library is a collection of handsomely bound volumes, particularly rich in patristic and theological texts. The rare books in the collection include Knox’s Liturgy (1611), the …Continue reading →

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Once in a blue moon? Surprises in the New College Library stacks … TAGS: | | | | | | | The 31st of August is scheduled for a ‘blue moon’ over Scotland. A blue moon traditionally occurs whenever two full moons happen in a single month – an unusual occurence, …Continue reading →

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The ‘Z’ Factor : New College Library’s rediscovered Special Collections TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | What are Special Collections? At New College Library we have Special Collections of books, archives  and manuscripts and a small collection of portraits and objects. Much of the book collections have …Continue reading →

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Treasures of New College Library : The Dumfries Presbytery Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | The Dumfries Presbytery Library is a collection of sixteenth and seventeenth century books that was first documented in 1710, with the acceptance of a substantial donation of books from Dr John Hutton. It …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image Archival Provenance Project: a glimpse into the university’s history through some of its oldest manuscripts               My name is Madeleine Reynolds, a fourth year PhD candidate in History of Art....
Rediscovering the Poetry of Louisa Agnes Czarnecki, a 19th-Century Edinburgh Writer and Musician Today we are publishing a blog by Ash Mowat, a volunteer in the Civic Engagement...

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Default utility Image Giving Decorated Paper a Home … Rehousing Books and Paper Bindings In the first post of this two part series, our Collection Care Technician, Robyn Rogers,...
Default utility Image The Book Surgery Part 2: Bringing Everything Together In this blog, Project Conservator Mhairi Boyle her second day of in-situ book conservation training...

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