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
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
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!
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)
Yours truly regularly gets invited to recommend Routledge ebook titles, as do other Faculty and Department librarians. The latest batch (May to September 2017), includes the following titles, which might be of interest to members of the Faculty of Divininity. Marriage, Gender and Islam in Indonesia Women Negotiating Informal Marriage, Divorce and Desire, by Maria … Continue reading Recently added to e-stock: Routledge ebooks May to September 2017
The programme is (each day starts at 1pm): Mon 13 Nov 2017 DANIEL WEISS Beyond male and female: multiple genders in classical rabbinic Judaism Tues 14 Nov 2017 ANKUR BARUA Subjectivities of Transgender in Hindu devotional poetry, music and theology Wed 15 Nov 2017 CHRISTINA BEARDSLEY Up Close and Personal: revisiting the novel I Want … Continue reading Be prepared: Celebrating Transgender Awareness Week
If the headline made perfect sense, then you better stop reading any further. This post is about the 3 top bibliographic databases for anyone studying or doing research in theology and religious studies. ATLA Religion Database (since the summer we have access with ATLA Serials) offers 615,000+ bibliographic or citation records, which cover over 1,700 … Continue reading Know your ATLA from your ixtheo or WoS
It is the end of week 3, and we haven't posted anything this academic year (yet!), so this will be your "three in one" post (I have been having three ideas for a "timely" posts), and wish I had had time to post this earlier. The most common misconception is that librarians have quiet summers. … Continue reading Three in one