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Griffithiana: a silent film and classic animation journal

Former University Library staff member Glynne Parker died in October 2011, and after his death his wonderful collection of printed matter and ephemera on film was presented to the Library. 429 more words

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New Lives for Old Bones by Ben Miller

Dinosaurs and museums go together like chocolate and peanut butter. In the public eye, the image of towering mounted skeletons of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals is a visual shorthand for museums and what they have to offer. 1,407 more words

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World War 2 propaganda (2)

The second in our short series of posts on World War 2 propaganda features an interesting leaflet. Most of the propaganda leaflets in the University Library’s collections are examples of leaflets which the RAF dropped over mainland Europe. 253 more words

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The revue Lignes

Several members of the French Department have recently expressed concern that Cambridge’s subscription to the journal Lignes (classmark : L700.c.386) had lapsed. Thanks to the efforts of our supplier in Paris, we have just succeeded in bringing our holdings up to date. 717 more words

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Translating Shevchenko's 'Kobzar' / Slavonic item of the month : March 2014

This post combines the bibliographical notes for the final CamCREES seminar of the term (which saw Peter Fedynsky talk about his English translation of Kobzar… 1,121 more words

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Dating Diderot acquisitions

Nowadays many library users of the University Library collections have the classmarks of the books and journals they wish to consult before they enter any Library building. 853 more words

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Samuel Sandars as collector of illuminated manuscripts

The subject of Cambridge’s Sandars Lectures for 2013-2014 is the man whose bequest in 1895 instituted the Sandars Readership in Bibliography. Samuel Sandars (1837-1894) made many notable donations to the University Library during his lifetime, and complemented these with noteworthy collections of early English printing, books on vellum, fine bindings and over a hundred incunabula in his 1894 bequest, as well as the manuscripts which form the subject of this year’s lecture series, … 285 more words

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