Tag: archives & special collections

Sir Alex admires Swansea University’s archive of American Civil War Books

Sir Alex Ferguson took time out of his busy schedule to visit Swansea University to see its extensive collection of over 3,000 books about the American Civil War, generously donated to the American Studies programme by a private collector, Alan Milne.

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CyMAL’s latest magazine published

Worth a look at the new CyMAL magazine: http://wales.gov.uk/docs/drah/publications/110905cymalmag11en.pdf Major articles from Peter Keelan and Janet Peters on Cardiff Rare Books and Alan Vaughan Hughes on Welsh Newspapers and Journals Online … plus a profile of Lorna Hughes.

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OCLC Research and RLUK to survey special collections and archives in research libraries within the UK and Ireland

OCLC Research and Research Libraries UK are working together on a project to gather data on special collections in research libraries in the UK and Ireland. The project is similar to a project conducted by OCLC Research in 2009 that

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Turning the Pages

New technology designed to allow users to virtually ‘turn’ the pages of digitised books has been unveiled in Cardiff by the University’s Vice-Chancellor. Dr David Grant and Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, visited Information Services’ Special Collections and Archives (SCOLAR)

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Inspiring Research, Inspiring Scholarship

JISC has recently released a new report, Inspiring Research, Inspiring Scholarship, looking at the value and impact of digitised resources. Written by Simon Tanner of King’s College London, it considers four broad areas in which the creation of digitised resources

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JISC Content: An introduction to digital collections and archives

Over the last decade JISC has licensed and digitised a large number of collections on behalf of the UK academic community. There is now a new site which has been set up to provide a more user friendly way of

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Let Paul Robeson Sing!

Swansea University has launched a new learning resource about Paul Robeson, the world renowned singer, actor and civil rights activist, and his links with Wales at the National Eisteddfod. The bilingual learning resource has been developed by the South Wales Miners’

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Welsh Voices of the Great War Online

Welsh Voices of the Great War Online is a digital community heritage project established and co-ordinated by the School of History & Archaeology at Cardiff University which will run until February 2011. The project seeks to gather, catalogue and make

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Wales in a website launches at Eisteddfod

Capturing a nation in one website is no easy task, but that is exactly what has been done with People’s Collection Wales / Casgliad y Werin Cymru, a brand new site that uses pioneering technology to tell the story of

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Historic Welsh ballads online for a new global audience

Historic news once sung on street corners is now being captured online in a virtual resource. 4,000 ballads from 18th and 19th century Wales are launching on a website run by Cardiff University and the National Library of Wales. The

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