Repository marks 10000 milestone with ‘rule-breaker’

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We are delighted to announce the 10,000th item to appear in St Andrews Research Repository is a paper by Peter Moran, Mike Ritchie and Nathan Bailey from the School of Biology, Centre for Biological Diversity.… Read more

Unaccessioned material: Miss D’Arcy Thompson and works by Charles Bennett

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Special Collections Division in possession of good books, must have a backlog of unaccessioned material”.

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Open Access publisher launches photography competition

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The Open Access publisher BMC has launched a photography competition to find inspiring images that represent ‘research in progress’. Researchers are invited to submit photographs that reflect innovation, curiosity and integrity in a range of categories.… Read more

We now have 10,000 items in our repository!

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This week we reached another milestone – 10,000 items in the University of St Andrews Research Repository (or StARR for short if you prefer).… Read more

Gold Leaf, Chant Music and Bibles for the Blind: More treasures from the Discovering Lost Manuscripts Project

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Amy Cooper and Kirsty Hardwick. If you missed the first blog from our Discovering Lost Manuscript Project interns, it can be found here.

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Illustrating Austen at 200

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To mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen on 18 July 1817, we have a blog from a member of teaching staff in English who frequently brings her classes to use Special Collections material.Read more

Where can you find a 400 year old laundry list, a rhyming love note and a fragment from the King James Bible?

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What sounds like the beginning of a bad joke in fact describes just some of our favourite finds from the first few days working on the Discovering Lost Manuscripts Project at Special Collections.… Read more

Improved Library counter – now with computer availability

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New occupancy counter

You might have noticed that the nice new screen at the Library entrance has a different display! Our colleagues in IT Services have developed our Library counter by improving how it looks and including more information for you.… Read more

Celebrating 330 years of Isaac Newton’s Principia

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Today marks the 330th anniversary of the publication of Sir Isaac Newton’s Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (often referred to simply as the Principia).… Read more

Interning at the library: Research, Rare Books and Really Old Maps

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Research, Rare books and Really old maps
Hello again! The past week and a bit has been crazy busy full of all sorts of exciting things so strap yourselves in.… Read more