Distinguish yourself with an #ORCID iD

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What is ORCID?

ORCID is an independent non-profit organization that provides a persistent identifier – an ORCID iD – that distinguishes you from other researchers and a mechanism for linking your research outputs and activities to your iD.… Read more

Frankenstein in St Andrews

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2018 marks the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’. In honour of this anniversary, Dr Katie Garner of the School of English takes a look at the Library’s 1818 first edition of the novel and the contemporary publications listed in the publisher’s original advertisements.Read more

Clearing the logjam

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Last November, the archive team of the University Library’s Special Collections Division began work on the ‘Logjam’ project. The ‘Logjam’ methodology is based on a survey undertaken back in 2003 to discover the extent of uncatalogued material held in archival repositories in the North West of England.… Read more

Main Library to close at 1900 on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 August

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Outside Main Library

The Main University Library building will be closed early at 1900 on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 August.… Read more

Emily Brontë at 200

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Portrait of the Brontë sisters by their brother Patrick Branwell Brontë, c1834. Emily is second from the left (NPG 1725 © National Portrait Gallery, London)

Emily Brontë lived for just thirty years (1818-1848), and published one novel, Wuthering Heights, and a small number of poems.… Read more

Creating facsimiles of the Marseille Middleton Holloway Albums

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In 2017 the University of St Andrews Library was privileged to be entrusted with two albums containing letters and autographs from some of the most illustrious names in history, art and literature.… Read more

University Library Special Collections Visiting Scholars Show and Tell Programme

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Back in March, we announced the names of this year’s University Library Special Collections Visiting Scholars.… Read more

The St Andrews Qur’an Part Two: Deconstructing a Frontispiece, Mapping an Insert

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This week we have a follow-up post by Dr. Keelan Overton, a Library Special Collections Visiting Scholar in 2016 who returned to St Andrews in May 2018 as a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Anatolian and East Mediterranean Studies.Read more

An ethnography in the Library (“an ethno-what?”)

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Hello again. In case you haven’t read my last post about interning at the University Library, my name is Henry, and I’m doing an internship in Library Communications this summer.… Read more

My summer internship at the Library: behind the scenes

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For many students – myself included – the Library is home. We’re in here every day during term time plugging away, finishing assignments, turning in essays. … Read more