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
I'm writing this as we have an idea of how the parties fared in yesterday's General Election... however, I'm not really talking about that result, but the result of our library survey, and what you, our readers and borrowers at the Divinity Library have expressed! There are two were clear messages in our Library Survey … Continue reading Result! What will the future bring?
As promised we will again respond to your feedback given in the Library Survey 2017. As in the Library Survey 2016, people have mentioned that they are not happy with the classification of the library, as it doesn't allow for browsing, and as finding books is difficult. Your comments in 2017 were: Ordering material on … Continue reading Library Survey 2017: classification re-visited
One of our 3 wooden bookrests, for loan in library @ DivLib It might seem a bit early to declare the "winner" of the "most borrowed item" at the Divinity Library for 2016-17, but our wooden bookrests are way out of reach for the next items in the list. However, because our bookrests were so … Continue reading Most borrowed at DivLib in 2016-17
This is not about the low turnout at the local elections (even though I find this somewhat disappointing too; don't ask!), but about our annual Library Survey. The Library conducted surveys in 2009, 2011, 2016; and this year we asked our readers between Fri 10 February and Fri 17 March what they think about our … Continue reading Disappointed about low turnout
And to more of your comments in last year's Library Survey... This is about borrowing & fines, were we have managed to respond to quite a lot of requests (and: hopefully more changes to follow): Borrowing Longer loans for graduate students. 7 days was fine at undergraduate but as a research student, you require books … Continue reading Library Survey 2016: borrowing & fines
One comment from the National Student Survey 2016 stated that we did not have enough books on Hinduism and Buddhism; or rather s/he said 'This year [2015-16] there has also been a serious lack of books in Cambridge that are essential for the C10 Hinduism and Buddhism paper, which seems like a serious over-sight. This … Continue reading Recent acquisitions 10/2016: Buddhism
Welcome back, finally, also on our Blog! This time, we'll cover some of the things which were suggested to us, and which we have tried to put in place for you: or simply "You said, we did!" First, and relating to the photo above. In the Library Survey 2016 (conducted in March & April 2016), … Continue reading You said, we did!