The Library acquired access to the South Asia Commons in summer 2023. It’s one of a number of resources purchased to broaden access to information beyond Western Europe and American perspectives as we seek to decolonise library collections.Continue reading “eResource of the month: South Asia Commons”
Each month we spotlight one of our databases to highlight the range of resources available to our users. This month, Arts and Humanities Faculty Librarian Richard Pears writes about Naxos Music Library.
Naxos is one of the most important sources of recorded music for the University. It has more than 2.7 million music recordings from almost 1,000 record labels, with 600 new recordings added every month; this makes Naxos the largest classical music library available online. The largest category is classical, but there are many pop, jazz, rock, film, TV and world music recordings. You can browse by categories, artist, composer and label. The advanced search has additional criteria to search by, including instrument, time period, years of composition or release, performing group, lyricist, and duration. You can create an account and save favourite recordings or make a playlist to share with others. Most recordings also include the liner notes to give you more information.Continue reading “eResource of the month: Naxos Music Library”
Each month we spotlight one of our databases to highlight the range of resources available to our users.
Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was one of the most important figures in British and Imperial history. The son of the aristocratic Churchill family of Blenheim Palace, he gained military experience as a soldier and war correspondent in India, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Africa, and in the trenches in France during the First World War.Continue reading “eResource of the month: The Churchill Archive”
A post by Dr Richard Pears
On 1st August, the new library management system (which provides the catalogue and the means to borrow and renew books) will be available. Our current system, called Millennium, was introduced in 1996, so it’s older than most students. It will be replaced with a much more up-to-date system called Alma, which is used by many UK and European university libraries. We already use the Discover search engine from the same company, and introducing Alma within Discover will make it much quicker and simpler to see live information on books in the library, place reservations and renew books.Continue reading “New library engagement system incoming!”
In the next of our series introducing members of the team who you might meet at our sites or across the University, #DULibIntroducing welcomes Dr Richard Pears who you may meet in your own department if you work or study in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, delivering workshops & inductions or meeting staff and students. Or you may find him doing the same, amongst many other things, at the Bill Bryson Library. Do Say Hello!