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Virtual History

On his death in 1837, English architect and avid collector Sir John Soane bequeathed his stately London mansion and personal museum and library to the nation, with the stipulation that it would be preserved intact. 135 more words



Chatting to our local archivist the other day (nothing to do with any archiving: she has a laser paper cutting machine at home and had made some fantastic little paper bicycles for the Bigtown Cycle campaign. 353 more words

Off Topic

Karl Lagerfeld and his Atelier in Paris (a must for book lovers)

The Selby has a gorgeous photo shoot of the atelier of Karl Lagerfeld. Anyone who dreams of having a library in their home will love it. 21 more words


Why aren't I asking for more SF/F author papers?

Friends and colleagues in the science fictional world may wonder why I have not been very aggressive of late with adding new author collections to the… 222 more words


Securing a sustainable future for Swindon's Library Services

The proposed library strategy will go for approval at the Swindon Borough Council Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, 7th December, 2016. 6.00 p.m.
The Cabinet Meeting agenda can be found by clicking… 59 more words


23 Research Things - Thing 23

Today marks the end of the #23researchcam programme. The last Thing involves the ultimate research tool – the library! As a lifelong library user, and a librarian, I thoroughly approve of framing libraries as such, and I feel very strongly about the importance and centrality of a good library to the research process. 822 more words

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