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How has the catalogue developed from the ancient world until the 21st Century? What current questions does cataloguing face?

***This essay was written by CityLIS student Monica Boria in January 2019. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission as part of our CityLIS Writes initiative.*** The writer and bibliophile Alberto Manguel maintains that “the subjects or categories into which a library is … Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: An evaluation of Gorichanaz, T. (2018) ‘A first-person theory of documentation’

***This essay was written by CityLIS student Alexander Bell in January 2019. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission as part of our CityLIS Writes initiative.*** Mirror, mirror on the wall: introduction Ever enamoured by our own appearance, our ancestors created mirrors as … Continue reading

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CityLIS at BL Labs Symposium 2018

On November 12th, all CityLIS students taking classes on Mondays (i.e. full-time and part-time year 1) will attend the BL Labs Symposium at the British Library. The concept of data files as documents, which can be subject to the processes … Continue reading

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Information Bodyguards

Student Perspectives is our series of guest posts written by current CityLIS students. This post is written by current CityLIS student Stephanie McMullan. Inspired by the issues raised in the TV series ‘Bodyguard’, Stephanie considers the ethical implications of mass … Continue reading

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Follow the Data

Student Perspectives is our series of guest posts written by current CityLIS students. In this post Tim Darach gives a brief history of the origins of computing and identifies some of the key people involved in it’s inception. The original … Continue reading

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