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From Dylan Thomas Day to CILIP Cymru Wales #CILIPW15: why Thursdays can be great!

I hope you don’t mind but as it has been such an uncharacteristically fantastic end to a week, I thought I might share some of the happenings… What do a statistician, an artist, three poets and a ‘colloquy’ of historians

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RCUK launches call for evidence in Open Access Review

From RCUK: Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today, 17 July 2014, launched the call for evidence for the 2014 review of the implementation of the RCUK policy on Open Access. The independent review focuses on implementation of the RCUK Open Access

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Repository and Research Support seminar, Swansea University 21st July 2014

To book your place at this event, please email Rebecca  Please note that some places are still available. Programme: Time Topic Speaker 9:30-10:00 Arrival/ tea and coffee   10:00-10:15 Welcome and introduction to the day Steve Williams, Swansea University

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Glasgow School of Art: Fire Damage Fund

Dear Friends and Colleagues Many of you will have heard by now the devastating news that the Glasgow School of Art’s iconic Mackintosh Library, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh between 1897-1909, has been lost in fire. The Library and all of

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Peter Keelan: Welsh Librarian of the Year!

Congratulations to Peter Keelan of Cardiff University on being named last week as the Welsh Librarian of the Year at the CILIP Cymru Wales annual conference. Again this year, there were excellent stories to be told about all the nominees

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Welsh Librarian of the Year 2014: the shortlist

CILIP Cymru Wales are pleased to announce the shortlist of nominees for The CILIP Cymru Wales Welsh Librarian of the Year Award 2014  Susan J. Thomas, Public Health Wales – Health Promotion Library, Cardiff Sian Williams, Librarian, South Wales Miners’ Library, Swansea University Peter Keelan, Head of

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Lord Hennessy visit to the South Wales Miners’ Library and Richard Burton Archives

Swansea University, the South Wales Miners’ Library and the Richard Burton Archives were pleased to welcome Lord Hennessy, Lord Aberdare, Hywel Francis MP, Chris Evans MP and guests on Friday 9th May. After an afternoon visiting and inspecting collections held

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Another interesting CJEU case to follow

Following the ‘hyperlinks do not infringe copyright‘ case at the CJEU, and bearing in mind the US ruling on Google books last year, the CJEU has now been asked to contemplate the library’s use of scanned material. This one could

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Love your Library day at Swansea University

As part of the National Library Day celebrations and in keeping with the Love my  Library theme Swansea University library this year sought to once again gather feedback from students and staff across the university. More… There was a roadshow

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AHRC/BL funding call: Future of the Academic Book

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Library are launching a two-year research project which will explore the future of the academic books in the context of open access publishing and continuing digital change. The project will

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