This year’s History libraries & research open day provides an opportunity to meet and learn about libraries and archives! Join us in the Macmillan Hall on the ground floor of Senate House on 20 January 2015, between 10am and 4:30pm. This one-day programme is ideal for postgraduate students and early career researchers. It includes: … Continue reading #PotW: History libraries & research open day – 20 Jan
Senate House recently hosted a multi-disciplinary conference exploring the role libraries have played in restricting access to published works and archival materials deemed ‘erotic’. In this post, research librarian Richard Espley reflects on the irreconcilable demands often placed on libraries. During the recent Forbidden Access conference organised by the Institute of English Studies, libraries were portrayed… Continue reading What should be seen in a Library?
Dr Martin Paul Eve–co-founder of the Open Library of the Humanities and editor of the open access journal Alluvium—reflects on “open access”, engagement, and the politics of information management in a digital age. The academic disciplines that constitute the humanities study human cultures, their art-forms, philosophies, expressions and histories. They aim to do so through a… Continue reading Open access and Being Human
Don’t forget that on Wednesday 19 February at 1pm (in room 246, Senate House) we will be delving into the world of social media with Kathryn Box and Kajsa Hartig. The session focuses on sharing information about social media between academics, librarians, archivists, and museum curators and should prove extremely interesting. For full details of this… Continue reading A word from Sweden: The Social Scholar interviews Kajsa Hartig
The next Social Scholar seminar will take place at 1pm on 19 February 2014 in room 246 (Senate House). This month we will be looking at how two different museums use social media and how this might be of interest to academics, archivists, librarians and other related staff members and students. We are delighted that we… Continue reading Social Scholar: 19 February – Using Social Media in Museums, Archives and Libraries