Academic Citation “Cartels”?

August 29, 2013

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Interesting article in The Atlantic about how academics and students in Brazil decided to artificially boost journal impact factors by citing each other’s articles.

More power and data for Boots Library

August 27, 2013

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Originally posted on Improving Your Library:
20,000 metres of electrical and data cabling is being fitted at Boots library during the refurbishment work this Summer This equates to the distance from Nottingham to Derby!   

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Snapshots from NYPL

August 23, 2013

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New York Public Libraries have installed some photo booths at two of their libraries.  Since installing them they’ve had more than 1,900 photographs taken, and all in a variety of different styles. What do you think of this – would  you use a photo booth in the Boots Library?  What sort of pose would you […]

Interim Head of Libraries, Jack Kenward, joins NTU libraries team

August 23, 2013

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Originally posted on Improving Your Library:
Jack Kenward, Interim Head of Libraries and Learning Resources, in front of new style bay headers at the new Brackenhurst library on Friday 16 August. Jack Kenward joins NTU as the Interim Head of Libraries and Learning Resources. Jack is here to keep the momentum going on changes in…

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Teaching Information Literacy to Art & Design Students

August 16, 2013

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In June ARLIS UK & Ireland ran a workshop looking at new and interesting ways of teaching information literacy skills to art and design students.  Unfortunately neither Ian nor Rachel were able to attend, but the presentations are available on Dropbox. There’s some really interesting research by Glasgow School of Art into how their confident […]

Vivien Leigh archive acquired by the V&A

August 14, 2013

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The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has purchased the personal archive of British actress Vivien Leigh. The archive includes, letters, scripts, and various mementos of Miss Leigh’s life and career, and should be of great interest to anybody researching 20th Century theatre and movies.  More can be found via this link:  Vivien Leigh archive […]

New resource: Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (Proquest)

August 13, 2013

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Originally posted on eResource updates:
Access to the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (on the Proquest platform) has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive can be cross-searched alongside any of the other databases on the Proquest platform, and records from…

Getty Open Content – 4,600 images now freely available

August 13, 2013

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Approximately 4,600 images owned by Getty are now being made available for use for any purpose, and more are due to be added.  They’ve put a little more background about this decision on their blog, but the images themselves can be searched for via this link. Images include such things as:

A resource “Vintage Fashion Guild: The Ultimate Resource for Vintage Fashion”

July 31, 2013

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Originally posted on Fashion, Textile & Costume Librarians:
I found this link in an entry in the May 2013 issue of Threads.  Didn’t every remember seeing it before but thoroughly enjoyed checking the site out.  Hopefully it can be of help to students and experts alike.  Membership is not required to use the general resources…

Refurbishment Work in the Boots Library

July 30, 2013

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The Ground and Lower Ground floors at the Boots Library are currently undergoing a big refurbishment over the summer, and are currently closed off as we’ve got the builders and electricians in.  The main entrance is closed, while that’s changed too, so you’ll need to enter the building via the old Bass Management Centre entrance, […]

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