This is just a short update I thought I ought to write as I haven't written anything here for so long. This is mainly because not very much has happened, work-wise - not for me, anyway. We (the bibliographic services team) have processed and catalogued two quite large donations of books - one from another … Continue reading New year
...just surrounded by piles of new books, so you can't see me. Yes, it's that time of year again - it has been for a while, really . All the orders have now been placed, but we've still got loads of invoices to pay, and plenty of new books and the odd non-book item to … Continue reading I’m still here…
I learned about cataloguing antiquarian books last week and (sort of) catalogued one this week. The bibliography side of librarianship is something I'd like to learn more about, but haven't done a great deal of. I learned a little bit about it during my time as a graduate trainee in Oxford. I remember sitting in … Continue reading The smell of old books
This is just a little note to tell myself that I learned about REF2014 and how to catalogue theses the other week. Not a great deal has been happening, library-wise, recently. I'm cataloguing a smattering of new items as they come in, but most things are coming complete with their bibliographic record. There have been … Continue reading A little note
This afternoon a small group of librarians had a little outing to the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in the fair city of Canterbury. The Beaney, as it's known for short, is named after Dr James Beaney, a philanthropist and former resident of Canterbury, who left the city a bequest with which to build … Continue reading House of art & knowledge
I like books, but sometimes I think you probably can have too many of them in one place. Like in our office at the moment, for example. We have books from the theology library stacked on the top of the cupboards waiting to be catalogued. We have books in boxes, just arrived from the suppliers. … Continue reading Too many books?
Today I: Opened up the library. Helped a colleague with some scanning - extracting and inserting pages. I had no idea what I was doing, having never used the scanning software before, but we managed to make it do what we needed it to do. My colleague is one of several colleagues involved in scanning … Continue reading Library Day in the Life – Day 4