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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 […]

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:

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, […]

Website We Like: Graphwords

May 13, 2013

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Graphwords is a free online thesaurus which draws a concept map, showing how similar terms are linked together.  Type in a word and it generates a map of associated terms.  To view the meaning of a group of words move your cursor over the node and to explore a word and its related terms in […]

Lee Miller Archive

April 25, 2013

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A new website featuring the work of photographer Lee Miller has just been launched, featuring over 3,000 images covering surrealism, World War II, 20th Century fashion, and celebrity portraits.  Many of the images have not been seen before, and it’s hoped that more will be added to the collection.  The site can be accessed at […]

Conde-Nast Research Library

April 17, 2013

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Something a little light hearted today – this image was shared online today by the Conde-Nast research library. If you were to create a library , what would you have in it?

BUFVC Audiovisual Citation Guide

April 15, 2013

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The BUFVC (British Universities Film and Video Council) has recently published a guide on it’s website which specifies how to reference and cite a wide variety of audiovisual materials.  In addition to recommending how to cite a film or TV programme, it also includes more specific aspects of these, such as film trailers, or television […]

Library Improvements Blog

April 10, 2013

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As many of you will have noticed, there are things changing in and around the libraries.  The Boots Library is undergoing a major investment, with the 4th floor being refurbished over the summer, and Brackenhurst having a brand new library due to open shortly.  There’s a Youtube video of the construction. Because we’ve so many […]

Open Access Publishing – things to to watch out for

April 9, 2013

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Having just read a really interesting article on the New York Times website about “unethical” open access publishers, I thought that it would be of interest to research students and staff.  Although the article talks predominantly about science publishing, the same things can be applied to any subject or discipline. Open Access publishing is taking on a […]