Tag: Special Collections

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The Women’s Library has moved to the LSE

March 13th, 2014 at 09:03

The Women's Library @ LSE celebrated its new home with an official opening ceremony yesterday. It is now located in a reading room at the London School of Economics in Aldwych and will be open to the public from the end of this month.

British Library Doctoral Open Day: Art and Design

October 10th, 2013 at 08:10

Have you just started your PhD? Doctoral Open Days are a chance for new PhD students to discover the British Library’s unique research materials.

How can the British Library help you as a researcher?

August 22nd, 2013 at 11:08

The British Library has recently launched a new series of videos telling the stories of people who have been inspired by the Library's collections.

Campaign to save the Women’s Library

April 12th, 2012 at 02:04

Kate Atkinson in the Museums Journal writes: “An online campaign has been launched to save the Women’s Library in London, following an announcement last month that it must find a new home or be forced to drastically cut its opening hours. “The London Metropolitan University set up a working group last December to look at [...]

The London Library: holdings now in Copac

March 1st, 2012 at 12:03

The holdings of The London Library are now available to search through Copac: the UK and Irish National, Academic, and Special Library catalogue.

Royal Asiatic Society: journal records added to SUNCAT

November 24th, 2011 at 09:11

The Royal Asiatic Society was founded in 1823 and received its Royal Charter from King George IV in 1824 ‘for the investigation of subjects connected with and for the encouragement of science, literature and the arts in relation to Asia’. The Library contains books and journals on a wide variety of subjects concerning Asia, including [...]

UNESCO recognition for Women’s library

June 2nd, 2011 at 08:06

A collection of valuable documents telling the story of the women’s suffrage movement has been one of 20 items selected to represent the outstanding heritage of the United Kingdom on the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register. The selection of eight items, drawn from the archives of London Met’s Women’s Library, and the Parliamentary [...]

Digitization ushers new era in scholarship

January 28th, 2011 at 06:01

Lynne Raughley has written about about the University of Michigan scanning 1,100 Islamic manuscripts, so that scholars around the world gain access to collection through the HathiTrust Digital Library. The manuscripts in the collection date from the 8th to 20th century AD, with volumes mainly in Arabic, Persian and Turkish, many of them illuminated, elaborately decorated, or [...]