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 …

Realms of Gold – Exploring Our Rare and Special Collections. Read more »

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 …

New look for Oxford Art and Music Online Read more »

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 …

Beyond Discovery for media and the arts Read more »

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) …

Releasing the world’s art into the wild Read more »

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 …

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

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 …

Artstor Digital Library: citation services disruption from 1 June 2017 Read more »