Category Archives: Case Studies

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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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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An Open Library

I missed the CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group Conference last week but I did something else that refired my enthusiasm for public engagement with special collections. Christ’s College Library, where I am currently Assistant Librarian, took part in a local … Continue reading

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Teaching old books new tricks

When I started writing this post, I had just returned from the CILIP Career Development Group’s New Professionals Conference in Manchester, where Katie Birkwood, my beautiful co-presenter, and I stood on a stage and encouraged some of the bright, young things of libraries … Continue reading

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The Price of Everything

A schools liaison session with the historic collections in the Library at St John’s College, Oxford – Stewart Tiley Making contact I was chatting to our Schools Liaison Officer a few months ago, and she mentioned that she organized parties of sixth … Continue reading

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