Moving Words

"Cheerless and drab but 'full of amazing stuff'. The British Library Newspapers collection at Colindale is moving and also becoming increasingly digitised. Huw Richards wonders if researchers will miss the feel of the paper beneath their fingers // The journey to the far reaches of the Northern Line's Edgware branch always did feel rather like time travel - an impression accentuated about 20 years ago when London Underground managers admitted that, on the "next train"…

British Library Entry: PhD Thesis

It used to be that every PhD thesis was automatically collected by the British Library (in hard copy), but as the number of PhD's have increased, this policy changed (around the time that I finished mine, 2004), and University Libraries were asked to keep a copy of each PhD thesis (which they generally already did), and make it available to the British Library if requested. I was informed by the University of Winchester library that…