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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:36:24 +0000

Having been given a leg up (soas to speak) back into the Library world, I am having the pleasure of cataloguing rare books which I have now been doing for 6 months. A cataloguer used to AACR2, MARC21 and books mostly of the 20th century, it is a real joy to learn something new. Enter DCRM(B). When I […]

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Book magickscarlettlibrarian

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:32:43 +0000

Books are so much more than they first appear.  Not only are they pure escapism, a chance to become something or someone else, a sanctuary, therapy, self-help, informative, pages of wonder and delight, but they are also time travel portals. As objects in any era, they can provide evidence on the social values and beliefs […]

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Anthropology – Your relationship with your bookscarlettlibrarianCS books

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:17:51 +0000

Definition of anthropology in English: NOUN The study of humankind, in particular: 1. (also cultural or social anthropology) The comparative study of human societies and cultures and their development. 2. (also physical anthropology) The science of human zoology, evolution, and ecology. ______________________________________________________ Anthropology is most simply defined as the study of humans through time.  In studying a human […]

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Trompe L’Oeil BooksscarlettlibrarianDeborah Bowness books wallpaperDeborah Bowness bookshelf wallpaper and real Penguins

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:35:32 +0000

  The pleasure of books, without the that possible?   Trompe L'Oeil book wallpaper If you can’t get enough of books, or you can’t fill your walls with bookshelves or bookcases, or maybe the children/dogs would eat them anyway, here is your answer. It looks beautiful and can give you the same sense of […]

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Rare books cataloguingscarlettlibrarianAtticbattered books

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 08:32:37 +0000

  Rare books cataloguing experience I have recently had the joy of learning and performing some rare books cataloguing, and this is what I would like to share: As with a lot of things, it is important to be equipped with context. I hold my hands up to being a “context person” anyway, and I […]

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You Who Never Arrived ~ Rainer Maria Rilkescarlettlibrarian20131117-133724.jpg

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:32:07 +0000

You Who Never Arrived You who never arrived in my arms, Beloved, who were lost from the start, I don’t even know what songs would please you. I have given up trying to recognize you in the surging wave of the next moment. All the immense images in me — the far-off, deeply-felt landscape, cities, […]

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The power of books – camouflage in the waterwaysscarlettlibrarian20131007-071951.jpgtower

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:47:32 +0000

  I’ve always suspected the protective power of books, the sense of sanctuary in a library or bookshop, and the calm that descends when reading. In his novel, Steven Hall describes the  intriguing premise that all human minds are linked by vast ‘streams’ of language and thought, and, swimming through these streams, are thought-fish. Not […]

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Downside Abbey ~ Rare Books Conservation and Cataloguingscarlettlibrarianlibrary1sexylibrarianvellum binding

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:03:57 +0000

Downside Abbey and Library Home to the Benedictine monks, an eclectic 200 year old book and archive collection, and one of the largest gothic Abbeys in England. The collection requires cataloguing in order to make it accessible to researchers, and to enhance and promote the English Benedictine Community. The Downside Abbey community began its life in […]

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The Library of Unrequited Love ~ Sophie Divryscarlettlibrarianuntitled

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:13:15 +0000

The Library of Unrequited Love – a s0liloquy This book is probably going to be something other than what you were expecting. However, I am delighted to say, the Librarians’ soliloquy is one that we have all experienced or are experiencing – that constant narrative in your head, that portions of, sometimes unwittingly, end up […]

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Positive risk taking in Librarianshipscarlettlibrarian20140331-172035.jpg

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:03:35 +0000

In thinking about a route back into librarianship, I wanted to share with you my last progressive and optimistic library role, where I believed I had a career with books and information. This is a good article to read, as it reminds me and you, of a perspective that has trickled away from me. When […]

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