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Arthurian Collection donated to University Library and Archives at Bangor University

Bangor University can now boast the largest collection of Arthurian books in Wales and the north of England, following an agreement with Flintshire County Council, who have donated a rare and valuable Arthurian Collection to the University’s Library and Archives.As

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Using archives and special collections in teaching at Swansea University

With thanks to Elisabeth Bennett, Ian Glen, Chris Hall and Sian Williams, ISS, Swansea University for this guest posting. We have just come to the end of a busy term with ‘Practice of History’ students. ‘The Practice of History’ is

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“Lost ” Dylan Thomas notebook acquired by Swansea University

Swansea University has today (Tuesday December 9th) successfully ensured that a recently rediscovered Dylan Thomas notebook will remain in Wales and be accessible to scholars. The University successfully bid £85,000 at an auction in Sotheby’s for the notebook, which lay

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Research Libraries UK new Strategy document 2014-17

Research Libraries UK has launched a new strategy for 2014-17 entitled Powering Scholarship. The Strategy focuses on 5 major areas: “1. A Collective Approach: Re-shaping the modern research library A Collective Approach: Re-shaping the modern research library collection • Work

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Presentations from the Repository and Research Support Seminar, Swansea University July 21st 2014

Swansea University Library recently organized a highly informative seminar day for WHELF on repositories and supporting research. The event covered a wide range of topics from the Welsh Repository Network and the WW1 project, to REF, bibliometrics, ORCID and the

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Using World War I archives for teaching students at Swansea University

I am grateful to The Welsh experience of World War One 1914-1918 project for this news item. Well worth a look at the blog for other interesting stories and photos: http://cymruww1.llgc.org.uk/ As soon as the documents from the Richard Burton Archives

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Richard Burton diaries – Swansea University

Huge publicity for Swansea University over the last two weeks with the publication of Richard Burton’s private diaries. Professor Chris Williams, who edited The Richard Burton Diaries, and who spoke about them at the launch events in the USA, said: “Richard

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Historic Welsh events online

People’s memories of watching television footage of some of the most significant events in Wales from 1950 – 2000, can now be viewed on a new website funded by Jisc for researchers, teachers and the general public. Historical events such

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The Milne Collection – An American Civil War Library

The Milne Collection is one of Swansea University Library’s foremost resources for students, staff and visiting researchers and is available on a reference basis for research and scholarship. The collection of approximately 2,500 books was gifted in 2010 to the

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Welsh history of World War One to go online

A project led by the National Library of Wales in partnership with the libraries, special collections, and archives of Wales has received £500,000 in funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) for mass digitisation of primary sources relating to

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