A day in honour of Judith Lieu, with speakers including James Carleton Paget, Charlotte Hempel, Martin Goodman, Francis Watson, Edward Adams, Jane McLarty and Judith Lieu, will take place on Friday May 18th 2018 in the Lightfoot Room of the Faculty of Divinity. In anticipation of this event, here are bibliographical details and links for … Continue reading Be prepared: A day in honour of Judith Lieu, May 18th 2018
Space is at a premium, some people say. Shortly after I arrived at the Divinity Faculty Library in October 2015, I managed to secure some extra, second-hand shelves (from the British Antarctic Survey). This added about 36m linear shelf space "downstairs"/at ground level, and ca. 87m linear shelf space "upstairs"/for books in the mezzanine level … Continue reading Out-of-space warning
A selection of some of the best Undergraduate and MPhil dissertations submitted in 2017 are now available to read in the Divinity Library. The subjects highlight the remarkable range and depth of what is currently studied and taught in the Faculty, with topics including the textual criticism of the Bible, the history of Pentecostalism, and … Continue reading 2017 UG and MPhil dissertations available to consult in the Divinity Library
Professor emerita Marilynne Robinson, a former F. Wendell Miller Professor of Creative Writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is scheduled to present the Hulsean Lectures 2018, titled 'Holy Moses: An appreciation of Genesis and Exodus as Literature and Theology.' The first lecture is planned for Wednesday, 7 Mar 2018, from 5pm at the Runcie Room … Continue reading Be prepared: 2018 Hulsean Lectures
The implementation of the new library management system throughout the University over Christmas has led to several changes in the appearance of the iDiscover catalogue. One of these is that the barcode of a book is now displayed in the catalogue record. This has led to several queries in which a barcode has been taken … Continue reading iDiscover – classmarks and barcodes
In an early blog post (titled Important Changes to Borrowers - new system), I went to some length to explain how our new system doesn't think in terms of number of renewals, but in terms of a maximum renewal period (e.g. for undergraduates we give 1 week borrowing initially, and you should then be able … Continue reading Renewing books – a quick walkthrough with hints
Even by my standards this blog's title is a bit cryptic. Let me quickly explain before you lose interest: As mentioned before, we are reclassmarking most of the Divinity Library's books (see Library Survey 2017: classification re-visited). Whereas we started with adding a running number to all new books, and existing holdings in those classmarks (since … Continue reading Progress report: 949!
For those reading the Divinity Library News items on our web page, or those who read the blog post Important changes to borrowers in the coming 5 weeks (12/17 to 01/18), you will know that after 15 years the University of Cambridge library eco-system (the UL, most Faculty and Departmental Libraries as well as most College … Continue reading Important changes to borrowers – new system!
The Stanton Lectures for 2018 will be given by Professor Joel Robbins, the Sigrid Rausing Professor of Social Anthropology in Cambridge. In anticipation of these lectures, here are bibliographical details and links for a selection of recent and key publications by Professor Robbins available in print and online to Cambridge students and staff: Book: Becoming … Continue reading Be prepared: the Stanton Lectures 2018
You might have heard that Cambridge library lands (or at least most libraries belonging to the University of Cambridge network of libraries) are moving to a new library management system. The first stage was moving to iDiscover in September 2016. The second stage might seem, at first, only relating to the "back-end" system, i.e. what … Continue reading Important changes to borrowers in the coming 5 weeks (12/17 to 01/18)