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Realms of Gold – Exploring Our Rare and Special Collections.

Have you ever spotted on the catalogue that some of our books are kept in the Rare Books Collection? Did you wonder why?  Or imagine what else is in there? Here at the library, staff treat all our books with

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We’ve got (artistic) mail!

Among the boxes of lovely merchandise we have been giving away at recent events, our eagle-eyed (or at least penguin-eyed) Pablo found this mysterious envelope.  Curiously addressed with our telephone number on the front (T: 023 9284 3228 – if

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Designing in beauty

  “I absolutely love taking a few minutes away from my studies to look and think about the portrayals and skills involved in producing them. It really aids my work!” You told us how having an attractive study environment made

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New look for Oxford Art and Music Online

Oxford Art Online and Oxford Music Online both now have a new look.  Oxford Art Online includes the peer-reviewed, regularly updated Grove Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists with over 200,000 articles that span ancient to contemporary art

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Beyond Discovery for media and the arts

Librarians are fond of talking about the Discovery Service, and with good reason: it makes life so much easier for most students.  Just when we decide that Discovery has solved all the world’s problems, we meet Media, Journalism, and Design

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Resolved: Problems accessing Artstor

Update 13.12.17 – Off-campus access to Artstor is now working again. If you have any further problems, please contact us. Update 06.10.17 – Further problems have been reported by clients attempting to access Artstor while away from the University campus. 

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Releasing the world’s art into the wild

Here’s something to make your weekend.  Our year of free art continues, with the British Library following the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in releasing millions of images free for anyone to use online under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0)

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Artstor Digital Library citations: save them or lose them (over the summer)!

Do you have any citations saved in Artstor Digital Library that you will need over the summer?  If so, please save them before the end of the month.  When Artstor begins its migration to its new platform on 1 June 2017, you will lose

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Artstor Digital Library: citation services disruption from 1 June 2017

Update 01.06.17 – Artstor Digital Library has now begun its migration to its new platform.  It is understood that citations from the old system that have not been saved will eventually become available again once the new platform has been

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Art in the Library – “Springtime”

Celebrating the arrival of Spring, the Library is pleased to present “Springtime”: a collection of artwork on display in Area 1C.  Pick up a complimentary brochure telling you more about the displayed work by the area entrance and take a wander

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