Tag Archives: special collections

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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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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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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