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

14,000 items in the St Andrews Research Repository

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It has been a hectic summer for the St Andrews Research Repository. At the beginning of May we added our 12,000th item to the repository (Pagano , P , Mackay , D H & Yeates , A R 2018 , ‘ A new technique for observationally derived boundary conditions for space weather’.) Since then, in addition to the regular addition of research publications and current theses, a project to add digitised … Read more

Calling researchers in the transport field

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The European Commission has established an Expert Group to investigate the main needs, obstacles and opportunities for open data sharing in the area of transport research.… Read more

Boxing the collections: a review of a two-day workshop on magnetic box-making

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The Special Collections Division of the University Library has an ongoing programme of boxing and housing collection items in custom-made enclosures of acid and lignin-free papers and boards.… Read more

Rescued from the Ruins: The Surviving Manuscripts of St Andrews Cathedral

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Today, the east end of St Andrews is dominated by the ruins of its former Cathedral.… Read more