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Living Knowledge Network skills sharing day

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Living Knowledge Network’s first skills sharing day took place late last year. Librarians from around the UK came to the Norrish Library in Portsmouth to talk together, share ideas and learn collectively. Following a recent blog post on the...

The East India Company’s Black Book of Misdemeanours

Friday, March 24, 2017

The East India Company knew that it was dangerous to employ overseas servants who were xenophobic, lazy, or dishonest. Indeed the Company was so concerned that it created a ‘Black Book’ to record errors and misdemeanours. IOR/H/29 The book which...

Digitising our manuscripts from Anglo-Saxon England

Friday, March 24, 2017

Strong is he who tastes the power of books; he who has possession of them is always the wiser.’ Bald bið se ðe onbyregeð boca cræftes; symle bið ðe wisra ðe hira geweald hafað. — Solomon and Saturn II, lines...

From Cubism to concentration camp: the life and death of Josef Čapek

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Many English speakers who claim that they do not know a word of Czech would be surprised to hear that at least one has found a firm place in their vocabulary: robot. Those who are aware of its origins might...

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