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5 minutes with… Robert Pearce, Conservator for Manuscripts and Special Collections

Welcome to the latest in our series of Blog posts ‘5 minutes with …’, that introduce staff who work in LRLR at the University of Nottingham. We are a large department of around 250 staff based across all campuses and doing a wide variety of jobs relating to libraries, collections, teaching and learning, and research …

Light at the end of the tunnel for retroconversion

  Colleagues old and new came together recently to celebrate the conclusion of the retrospective cataloguing project. The project tackled the problem of catalogue records which were ‘of their time’ and converting them into machine-readable form. Started in 1984, the project took longer to complete than the construction of the Dartford Tunnel – over 30 …

Happy Birthday to us!

We cannot believe Library Matters has been here over a year! Our first Blog post ‘Five reasons why you should read Library Matters’ went live on 8 June 2015 and since then we published 85 posts, covering all manner of library topics from singing librarians via student engagement to the glamour of the Oscars. This Blog …

University of Nottingham Library Research Week Symposium

Between 29 February and 4 March 2016, Libraries, Research and Learning Resources (LRLR) hosted Library Research Week. The highlight of the week was the first ever Library Research Week Symposium, held on Wednesday 2 March. The excellent line up of speakers included Professor Dame Jessica Corner DBE Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, and representatives …

Vice-Chancellor’s Medal winner for library development

We don’t often make time to step back and celebrate our successes. The Vice-Chancellor’s Medal encourages us to do just that and indeed to think broadly about achievements. It is an annual award for exceptional achievement by staff or students. Any current member of staff or student at any of the University’s campuses in China, …

#loveyourlibrary

Did you know that last week (5 – 9 October 2015) was National Customer Services Week? We asked for your feedback on what you think we do best in the libraries to celebrate NCSW. All of your comments were brilliant! Here’s a selection of some of the nicest comments written on the post it note …

Five minutes with… Louise Savage

Name? Louise Savage Job title? Senior Project Manager for Libraries, Research and Learning Resources So, what does that mean? Well essentially when Libraries, or indeed the university, wish to embark on a piece of work that sits outside of a usual business activity it often becomes a project.  There are lots of exciting projects currently …

Back to the Future for this librarian #MeantToBe

Back to the Future, a librarian from the University of Nottingham reminiscing about her A level results way, way, way back in 1990 and how they shaped her present. A step back in time of 25 years when we could only dream of conquering the world on a hover board!   The summer of my A level …

Considerate Constructors in George Green

The paint in the new George Green Library extension has barely had time to dry, but the library has already been winning plaudits for the cooperation between contractors and library staff. In our most recent meeting with building constructors, Galliford Try, we learnt of the Considerate Constructors certificate awarded to the team on 4 June 2015. …

Summer reads

Going away on holiday and need something to read? We asked some of our staff members about their favourite summer reads available in our libraries.     Philip Bellamy, Senior Learning Adviser, George Green Library To Kill a Mockingbird’, by Harper Lee (PS3562.E4) “Some books are called classics, but really aren’t; this one genuinely is.  Written in magical …