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Exhibiting the Written Word

Exhibiting the Written Word, a report about displaying texts from the National Library of Scotland, raises lots of thought-provoking points and provides interesting case studies with pictures.  I came across it through Helen Vincent’s IFLA conference presentation on “The library … Continue reading

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IFLA conference: Marketing of rare and special collections in a digital age

Papers from the recent IFLA conference are now available online for those of us who didn’t make it to Helsinki. An interesting bunch of papers made up session 87 on “Marketing of rare and special collections in a digital age”. … Continue reading

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Two conferences to watch…

Marketing and advocacy for special collections is up for discussion this year. Two big conferences will include talk of outreach and access for varied audiences. CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group annual conference, Speaking Truth to Power: making special collections … Continue reading

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A new professional’s perspective

A new professional finds out about working in special collections outreach – Polly Harper Naomi very kindly invited me to write a guest blog post from the perspective of someone very interested in, and wanting to explore further, the area  … Continue reading

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Tours 2

Back in January, I visited Merton College Library (“the oldest continuously functioning library for university academics and students in the world”). I was impressed by the access that members of the public have to this historic Library through a scheme … Continue reading

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What makes a good online exhibition?

This post finds me in a new post. I’m working in another library with good special collections but here we don’t have the benefit of any exhibition space to display them.  So, I’m turning to the online exhibition. In search … Continue reading

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Tour de Force

Working with local tour guides in the Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge – Suzanne Paul I promised Naomi way back in June that I would write a guest post for her blog and it’s now mid-October. By way of mitigation, … Continue reading

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