Tag: archives

Free access to a special issue of the Journal of Archival Organization

Taylor & Francis are offering free access for one year, until 31 October 2017, to a special issue of the journal Journal of Archival Organization: “Pondering provenance: a special (re)issue”.   If you use, manage or just have an interest in the

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Screening Shakespeare

The BBC has launched the BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  Exclusive to universities colleges and schools, this resource offers access to hundreds of BBC TV and radio broadcasts of Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets and documentaries

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Digital democracy

According to Walter Benjamin, history is written by the winners.  Should we therefore be worried that copies of parliamentary papers are no longer being given to our national and other legal deposit libraries or that the pdfs published online by TSO (The Stationery

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University of Portsmouth: Our History exhibition

The history of the University of Portsmouth stretches back to 1869.  A display telling the story of the various institutions which became our current university is now on show at the Portsmouth History Centre until mid-May.  The display is a joint project between Portsmouth

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New (old!) things to see

The university archive is a growing collection and when new material is deposited in the archive we record precisely what it is (for example a set of photographs or a minute book), who created it, how old it is and

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 01/02/16

The story of the ‘Domus Dei’ of Portsmouth: commonly called the Royal Garrison Church by Henry Press Wright As someone interested in local history I was aghast when I discovered we only had one ancient pamphlet on this subject in

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For those of you who love archives and libraries and enjoy visiting museums and art galleries, this may be the website for you.  If you like finding out about forthcoming exhibitions (and anything archaeological and historical) see http://www.culture24.org.uk/home. It’s partly

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New catalogue available for the Portsmouth College of Technology archive collection

We are pleased to announce that another of our archive catalogues, the catalogue for the Portsmouth College of Technology collection (PCT), is now available to search on the Archives Hub.  The University Archive collection descriptions can be searched through the hub or viewed

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 21/09/15

This week’s book, Magazine Movements is by Dr. Laurel Forster, from UoP’s School of Media and Performing Arts.  It extends the current research on women’s magazines into broadcast programmes as well as print media, defining magazines as ‘any media genre of

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 28/05/2015

Word & Image.  Art, Books and Design: from the National Art Library Edited by Rowan Watson, Elizabeth James and Julius Bryant. I first saw this lovely book in the V&A bookshop and decided it was a ‘must buy’ for our

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