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Creative Club Access Problem – Temporary Fix

October 24, 2011


Hi We have had trouble accessing the Creative Club (archive of + 1.5 million ads)  site for about a week or so – for some reason the route we usually use isn’t allowing us to sign in.  We are working on a fix with Creative Club at the moment. If you still need to access […]

Hampshire County Council Contemporary Art Collection

September 19, 2011


This collection of 400 contemporary art pieces is now available online via the Visual Arts Data Service. The collection “includes the work of significant British artists, such as limited edition prints by Bridget Riley, Henry Moore, and John Piper, through to more recent additions from Hampshire-based artists or works depicting Hampshire scenes, including a set […]

New Image Collection on VADS – Women’s Suffrage

June 16, 2011


Image © The Women´s Library, London Metropolitan University. VADs, (Visual Arts Data Service) has just published a new collection of images on it’s website featuring posters, photographs, postcards, badges, and other memorabilia relating to the British suffrage movement.  The digitised material represents a selection of the collections housed at the Women’s Library at London Metropolitan […]

Training Events for Staff and Students – w/c 13th June

June 13, 2011


As we’re just about at the end of term  we have only one student training event this week at the Boots Library.  We are running two sessions for staff – a new one about Open Educational Resources, and Rachel is running a session on image research. Students Dissertation Research.  Wednesday 15th June, 2-3.  Is your […]

Yale Digital Commons – Free Image Service

June 1, 2011


Yale University in the US has digitised and made available the details of thousands of  objects housed in the University’s galleries, museums and libraries.   The full press release from Yale can be found on their website. If you want to take a look at the images available, these can be found here.

Training Events for Staff and Students – w/c 23rd May

May 23, 2011


This week’s training events cover visual research, Office 2010, and Open Access. There are other events going on across all three campus libraries, please check our website for more details. Students Visual Research.  Monday 23rd May. 10-11.30.  How do you find images to illustrate your work?  What’s better to use, Google Images, image databases, or free websites? […]

New Database: Mapping Sculpture

May 10, 2011


Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951 is the culmination of a three-year collaborative study of sculptors, related businesses and trades, and holds details of over 50,000 items about sculptural practice.  The items within the database consist of the results of the first comprehensive study of sculpture between the Great […]

Website We Like: Museum of Bad Art

April 5, 2011

0 This is one of our favourite websites.  The site is “a community-based, private institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms and in all its glory”. We both have favourite pieces in the collection.  Mine is Peter the Kitty, whereas Ian prefers He Was a Friend […]

History of Nottingham’s High Street

March 15, 2011


Nottingham Central Library will be hosting a talk by English Heritage historian Elain Harwood on the history of Nottingham’s High Street, from the late 19th Century to the present.  This will take place on Wednesday 23 March, 2pm-4pm.  The event is free. For further information contact: Local Studies Library Tel: 0115 915 2873 Email:

Land of Lost Content – Site Down

March 10, 2011


We’ve been experiencing some problems recently with the Land of Lost Content website, and it’s not been opening or letting us use it.  We have been in touch with them, and they have just told us: “We have been in urgent discussions with the technical support who have been running tests on the site.  We […]