Tag: libraries

Shelving at speed: the case of New York Public Library

New York Public Library re-opened the doors to its famous Rose Reading Room after two years of repair work to its ceiling.  Just getting the 52,000 books back on the shelves was quite a task, as this time-lapse video shows.

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 29/02/16

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll & Robert Sabuda. Last week I took a day off work to visit the British Library.  Along with other librarians we had a very interesting guided tour and I got to see the

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Reading for pleasure?

Saturday 6th February is National Libraries Day. Hurrah! All week we’ve been asking our users to recommend their favourite books using a board in the library atrium. There are an interesting selection on there so far, ranging from Jackie Collins

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Inspiration for National Libraries Day 2016

What we intend to do for National Libraries Day 2016 Display and tweet a homemade map of the Public Libraries are in Portsmouth Print out the Libraries Day Message Boards and put them up around the building Use the slideshow from the

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Academic e-journals now available through public libraries

Portsmouth City Council public library service and a number of other public libraries around the country are providing free access to academic e-journal articles via a scheme called “Access to Research“. You have to physically visit the library to access

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This way up

Mercifully shelfmark labels are all the right way up, so you do not have to hurt your neck to read all the titles… “None of the books were in alphabetical order, which made it necessary to cock my head sideways

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A tale of two libraries

In a world of finite library space and a pressing need to offer all our students the most up to date books to read, we regularly withdraw old editions to replace them with new.  Rather than throwing our old, unwanted

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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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Library staff travel East!

It’s always great to see members of Library staff developing skills, but a recent event is worthy of note when one of our Assistant Faculty Librarians travelled to Hong Kong in her capacity as an Accreditation Assessor for CILIP.

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The Future is NOW!

It probably won’t have escaped your notice that today has special significance in popular culture. Yes, today is The Future! While it’s true that we don’t have flying cars, hoverboards or 18 installments of the Jaws franchise to watch on

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