Colindale Disappears? @drbexl interviewed on @bbcradio4

I was interviewed earlier in the year about Colindale, where I spent many hours researching my PhD. As someone with a foot in the historians camp, and a foot in the digital world (and no, they're not exclusive!) our conversation was wire-ranging. I'll be interested to see which bits appear: Read more about the programme, and listen in tomorrow 11am, or afterwards on iPlayer (as I will be doing).

Lifelong Learning: Are Libraries the Key?

Academic libraries cannot do everything. They rely on their universities' explicit support and resources - but the investment is smart. Universities rely on alumni to be their ambassadors, and the provision of services that keep them connected both generates goodwill and equips them to be more effective on behalf of their alma mater. The ivory towers are imaginary: the academy cannot separate itself from the fate of its local community, its alumni, or wider society.…

Time to shelve the book habit ? @timeshighered

Think digitally and steer academics away from their 'cravings', librarians are told. Hannah Fearn writes University librarians have been told that they must change the behaviour of academics to "stop them craving books" as libraries shift their focus to digital resources. The call was made at a debate about the future of university libraries, hosted by Times Higher Education at the British Library last week. Debating the motion "Is the physical library a redundant resource…

You want to go to the library at 3am?

The University of Bath pioneered all-day opening during term-time when its library was refurbished in 1996. Gavin Rea, the deputy librarian, said that for the past two years "it has been open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year, as many overseas students are unable to go home for Christmas". Since the library security desk doubles as the university reception, and there is sometimes only a single member of staff on duty, the…

Art & Industry

University of Brighton Libraries . St Peter's House contains many relevant books and back-issues of many journals. The most useful I found was 'Art and Industry', a contemporary journal, which includes many articles about the posters produced during the war. http://prism.brighton.ac.uk/TalisPrism/browseResults.do?&expandedWorkID=0.0&browse_action=9057&rootRSetId=1265d06e27400000&browse_RootRSetId=1265d06e27400000&displayRowPath=0&pageSize=10&menuBarTag=search&displaySearchAsText=false&openRowPathSet=0:0A