Reflections

How to groom an EMu

  The decision of the Archives & Special Collections department to invest in EMu as the preferred collection management system was clear. Firstly, EMu could store and attach multimedia files to catalogue records – a feature that amongst other things… Read More ›

Talwin Morris

A guest blog post by Sanjida Tonni,  History of Art Junior Honours student on work placement in Special Collections. This project involved processing a new accession of 86 late 19th and early 20th century books with attractive art nouveau bindings,… Read More ›

The Bayer Collection

The latest foyer display in Special Collections on level 12 of the Library features three items from the collection of Theophilus Siegfried Bayer (1694-1738) and continues the focus on William Hunter (1718-1783) and his library in this tercentenary year of his… Read More ›

Brian Cox’s Russia

Further to my previous blog post, a new TV programme Brian Cox’s Russia will air on BBC2 Scotland tonight, Tuesday 18th April. In the documentary, Brian Cox will investigate the Scots who have made an impact on Russia’s history.  … Read More ›

Trollope’s Palliser Novels

Anthony Trollope’s series of Palliser novels, also known as the “Parliamentary Novels”, is an epic saga which charts the story of the relationship between the wealthy aristocrat and Liberal politician Plantagenet Palliser and his wife, the headstrong and mischievous Lady… Read More ›