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Best of the Blogs - October

Crowd-sourcing conservation at the University of St Andrews and the development of software for assessing and tracking of digitisation work in this month’s best of the blogs…. 85 more words

Best Of The Blogs

23-Oct-2015. Dundee Visit

After spending at The Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa in St Andrew, Kate and William visited the city of Dundee in Scotland.
It was a very busy day for the royal couple. 198 more words

Kate Middleton

Reading the Collections, Week 33: It’s all Greek to me

Cataloguing the backlog of early and rare printed books held in the Special Collections Division of the University Library can be a source of surprises. We have to admit, the majority of the books we work with are not very exciting to catalogue, either because of the date, the printing, the subject, or even the language. 898 more words

Rare Book Collection

St Andrews Bucket List

So I recently gave my friend Jenn the idea to write a blog post about her bucket list for second year in St Andrews. Since then, I’ve been struggling to come up with inspiration for my own posts (sorry for the lack of updates), thus, this is the result; I’ve decided to create my own bucket list for the rest of my time in St Andrews. 574 more words

St Andrews

Reading the Collections, Week 30: A Jacobite Declaration, 1715

Today, 6 September, is the 300th anniversary of the raising of the Standard of the Jacobite army at Braemar by John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar: “in presence of the assembled thanes, the standard of the Pretender – the flag of insurrection – was planted ‘on the braes of Mar’.” ( 1,012 more words

Rare Book Collection

Wedderburn and Simson Collections now on SAULCAT

Special Collections is pleased to announce that the cataloguing of two of its rare book collections is complete.  Both the Simson Collection and the Wedderburn Collection… 760 more words

Rare Book Collection

Book Review: Down the Shore

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a sucker for novels about excess – money, power, caloric intake, you name it. Throw in prep school kids, twenty-something debauchery, and a European destination, and I’m sold. 273 more words

Hit The Books