The description provided is: QUEERBIB@jiscmail.ac.uk: , a discussion list for all those interested in queer bibliography, book history, print culture and queer approaches to printed matter and the material text. It is a restricted discussion list, which means you need to subscribe. Subscriptions will be approved by the list owners (Malcolm Noble and Sarah Pyke) and only subscribers […]
Big Ten Open Books project, a collaboration between the six large American university presses and libraries of the Big Ten Academic Alliance aims to offer open-access monographs. See their news item on this. The first 100-title collection, centered on gender and sexuality studies is now published. The works included in the collection have all been previously published in print by […]
A new online collection presents all of the original illustrations from Charles Dickens’ Novels. It is a a project of Dr Michael John Goodman, a free-lance researcher. The website provides information on the sources.
A podcast in which members of the University talk to Dr Emma Parker about their favourite book. A must-hear for all who love reading for pleasure.
Robert Macfarlane, scientist and writer, has been on Desert Island Discs. Members of the university can hear him on BoB Members of the David Wilson Library can also borrow Robert’s books
The CILIP medals have been announced. http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/2017-winners-announced.php We have the books in stock in our resources collection, floor 1, yellow zone. The Carnegie Medal (best children’s book) goes to Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Our copy http://librarysearch.le.ac.uk/44UOLE_VU1:default_scope:44UOLE_ALMA21177369560002746 The Kate Greenaway (best illustrated children’s book) goes to There is a tribe of kids, illustrator […]
The author Jeanette Winterson delivered the inaugural Reading Agency lecture at the British Library on 19th November. In it she argued that the government should charge Starbucks tax to save libraries. Read more about it on the Reading Agency website http://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/jeanette-winterson-delivers-the-inaugural-the-reading-agency-lecture.html and in the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/nov/19/amazon-starbucks-google-libraries-jeanette-winterson
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http://www.idp.com/about-idp/research-database/quick-search.aspx Managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and containing details of more than 8,000 books, articles, conference papers and reports on various aspects of international education from publishers in Australia and abroad. Monthly updates of new additions are sent to this list. There is also a Twitter feed on the site. Good […]
Released by European Journalism Centre: http://datajournalismhandbook.org/ A book which introduces you to the basics of data journalism: uses real life case studies from international news rooms. Go behind the scenes at the Guardian data blog. http://datajournalismhandbook.org/1.0/en/in_the_newsroom_3.html
http://www.digitalculture.org/hacking-the-academy/ Access the full text of a new book released by MPublishing, the publishing division of the University of Michigan Library. An interesting example of a book which was produced from crowd sourced content sent in over one week. It covers ways in which ‘the academy’ and university study can be positively transformed using new […]