Category Archives: British Library

History Day 2017

On Tuesday I was lucky to be invited to History Day 2017. This annual event brings together the cream of academics, archivists and librarians specialising in history. Although aimed at a specialist audience, it was a friendly day and all the stall holders and guests were keen to promote their resources as widely as possible. … Continue reading History Day 2017

cpd25: Digital Librarianship @ the British Library

On Friday, I attended an interesting talk about the digital side of librarianship. Part of the cpd25 Aspects training programme, it was situated in the British Library’s Knowledge Centre. From this session, I hoped to gain a little more insight into what digital librarianship involved as I felt this was something missing when undertaking my … Continue reading cpd25: Digital Librarianship @ the British Library

History Day 2015 at Senate House

On Friday 27th November Simon Bralee attended History Day 2015. Wearing several hats, he sought to find out more about archives and how different institutions best promoted themselves to a credulous and weary student body. What he discovered thrilled and inspired him. Archives and Collections in London History Day is an annual fair organised by … Continue reading History Day 2015 at Senate House

British Library Open Day for Social Sciences Researchers

Back in February,  I attended the Doctoral Students’ Open Day for Social Sciences at the British Library.  This was a great opportunity to experience the British Library from the point of view of an advanced researcher (as opposed to my previous experience of using it whilst doing my Information Science Masters course). After an introductory talk, which … Continue reading British Library Open Day for Social Sciences Researchers

British Library: behind the scenes

 I spent an afternoon visiting behind the scenes at the British Library at St Pancras recently. The British Library was established under  the British Library Act 1972 as the National Library of the United Kingdom, it receives funding from the Department of Media, Culture & Sport and generates some of its own income. The building was … Continue reading British Library: behind the scenes