Advent Calendar: 14 December – Long walk in the snow

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Photograph of the ‘Long Walk, St Andrews’ in snow in 1913. This image is from the papers of the Botany Department of the University of St Andrews which used to be based at the Bute building.… Read more

Advent Calendar: 13 December – Reindeer

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Illustration of a reindeer from one the engraved plates in Johannes Schefferus’ Lapponia, a history of Northern Scandinavia and the Sami people.… Read more

Introducing our first discipline-specific guidance on data sharing

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collage of images, what are data

The need for guidance

Funders have introduced open data policies that require researchers to share the data or digital objects resulting from their research.… Read more

Advent Calendar: 12 December – The Snowman

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Photograph by local press photographer George Cowie of a young girl making a snowman, dated between 1925-1935 (GMC-EC-30-a).… Read more

Closures and changes to opening times over winter vacation

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We hope you all have a lovely festive season and winter break!

Most Library facilities will close at 5pm on Friday 21 December 2018 and reopen on Thursday 3 January 2019.… Read more

Borrowing over the winter vacation

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JF Allen Library

If you are going away over the winter vacation and plan to take Library books or other items with you, please remember that all Library items can still be recalled by other Library users.… Read more

Advent Calendar: 11 December – Christmas Tree

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Colour illustration of a Christmas tree from The Gift Book for all Seasons: A book of Instruction and Amusement for All Young People, 1860 (rper AP4.G5B6).… Read more

Advent Calendar: 10 December – Father Christmas

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Illustration of Father Christmas “Up-to-Date” by the illustrator Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914), published in the magazine Punch, ot the London Charivari, 26 December 1896 (per AP101.P8 Volume CXI).… Read more

Advent Calendar: 9 December – ‘Christmas Chants’

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The Scottish folklorist Alexander Carmichael edited the songs, lore and poems of the Gaelic speaking regions of Scotland in the work Carmina Gadelica, 1900 (r PB1631.C2).… Read more

Advent Calendar: 8 December – Curling

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Photograph of the beginning of a curling match between the Silver Foxes Curling Club, East Lothian and the Dundee Curling Club dated between 1925-1935, possibly at the Law Mill curling pond, Dundee (GMC-EC-6-A).… Read more