Publications by Cambridge Library Staff

This collection contains publications by Cambridge Library staff. It may include various kinds of material, for instance research papers, presentations and other items rated as valuable to be shared and preserved.


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  • ItemOpen Access
    Pliage et dépliage du Jeu caméléonien de Louis-Valentin-Emile de La Tremblais (1871)
    Fabry-Tehranchi, Irene; Fabry-Tehranchi, Irene [0000-0002-4280-5478]
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    Cambridge University Library Liberation collection digitized book covers dataset / ImagePlot
    Fabry-Tehranchi, Irene; Jeong, Wooseob; Fabry-Tehranchi, Irene [0000-0002-4280-5478]
  • ItemOpen Access
    Digital Streams Matrix
    Langley, Somaya; Langley, Somaya [0000-0003-3537-9957]
  • ItemPublished versionOpen Access
    Zwischen Common und Digital Library – 600 Jahre Erfahrung und Innovation. Ein Einblick in die Cambridge University Library, Großbritannien
    (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2017-11-27) Laczny, Joachim; Laczny, Joachim [0000-0001-5629-2557]
    Zusammenfassung Die Cambridge University Library, Großbritannien, mit einer über 600jährigen Tradition und Geschichte widmet sich verstärkt den digitalen Transformationsprozessen. Nicht nur Entwicklungen im Bereich Open Science, sondern auch in der Digitalen Bibliothek kennzeichnen diesen Fortschritt.
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    The development of a super duper book fetching service
    Milton, J
    Sharing a new process for the Medical Library - planning and implementing a book fetching service
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    Med UX
    Milton, J
    Sharing the user Experience work undertaken within the Medical Library
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    Mapping your Library
    Milton, Jo; Halfhide, Dorothy
    Using the mapping technique in your library to establish user behaviour.
  • ItemAccepted versionOpen Access
    New Skills, New Challenges: CPD in the Information Profession
    (Taylor & Francis) Sewell, CE; Sewell, Claire [0000-0003-1669-7861]
    Library staff are enthusiastic participants in professional development opportunities, something that is no real surprise in a constantly changing profession. As we move into 2018 changes in technology and service models show no sign of slowing down, but undertaking formal re-education is not always a practical solution for library staff who are experiencing decreasing budgets. Career and professional development (CPD) is seen by many as the ideal solution, offering a wealth of activities to inform and educate and it also provides inspiration for many of the articles which appear in the New Review of Academic Librarianship (Gwyer, 2015). The following selection of articles showcase a range of international perspectives on professional development, representing over a decade of research published in the New Review of Academic Librarianship and highlighting common themes, problems and solutions for those looking to learn.
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    Digital preservation training needs assessment toolkit: a collaborative development for skills auditing
    (2017-09-26) Mason, Sarah; Pretlove, Lee; Pretlove, Lee [0000-0002-6165-1128]
    This poster is about one of the deliverables of the Polonsky Foundation-funded Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge Project (DPOC), which is to assess the digital preservation skills and training needs within each institution’s workforce. During the review process of existing digital preservation skills and competencies it was found that there was no auditing template to use or adapt; as a result, the DigCurV competencies were reviewed and adapted into a toolkit to enable each institution to measure digital preservation knowledge and skill sets. For the DPOC Project, the results from the completed elements of the toolkit would enable the Fellows to identify potential skill and knowledge gaps in order to develop in-house curricula. For the wider community, the toolkit is intended as a resource for developing digital curation and preservation training programmes.
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    Archives, activism and social media: building networks for effective collaboration and ethical practice
    (Australian Society of Archivists, 2018-05-04) Pretlove, LJ; Pretlove, LJ [0000-0002-6165-1128]
    The Archives, activism and social media: building networks for effective collaboration and ethical practice workshop ran on 21 and 22 September 2017 at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and was supported by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The workshop was organised by the Cambridge Digital Humanities Network in collaboration with the Documenting the Now (DocNow) project. The workshop aimed to bring seemingly diverse practitioners together from archives and activist organisations to explore the issues of archiving and preserving content from social media and the internet for both as a future cultural resource and as semi-current records that act as a memory to sustain the work of activist and protest organisations.
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    The science of managing our digital stuff
    (Australian Society of Archivists, 2018-01-02) Pretlove, Lee J; Pretlove, Lee J [0000-0002-6165-1128]
    The title, The Science of Managing Our Digital Stuff, suggests that the book should hold an appeal for members of the recordkeeping community. It indicates there is a scientific approach behind managing digital materials which could possibly help us gain a better understanding of how people manage their ‘stuff’. The book title also begged the question of whether archival science would be referenced. The applicability of this work to the readership of Archives and Manuscripts was a question that was borne in mind by the reviewer whilst reading The Science of Managing Our Digital Stuff.
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    An eleventh-century pledge of allegiance to Egypt from the Jewish community of Yemen
    (Chroniques du manuscrit au Yémen, 2018-01-01) Outhwaite, BM; Ashur, A; Outhwaite, Ben [0000-0003-3018-283X]
    The article presents a Hebrew letter sent from ū ibla in Yemen to Fusṭāṭ, Egypt, around 1095 C.E. The letter was written by a local leader in Yemen and stresses the allegiance of the Jewish community to Mevora b. Saʿadya, who had recently been reappointed ‘Head of the Jews’ in the Fāṭimid Empire. Tra- ditionally the Jews of Yemen, like those of Arabia, fell within the sphere of influence of the Babylonian Academies in the Geonic period. This letter is further evidence that the Jews of Yemen kept close ties to Egypt and the Palestinian Academy too.
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    Schechter’s eye for the extraordinary
    (UCL Press, 2017-02-01) Outhwaite, BM; Outhwaite, Ben [0000-0003-3018-283X]
    Schechter’s eye for the extraordinary
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    Conversations with Professor Anthony Terry Hanmer “Tony” Smith: a New Zealander's Journey Through English Academia, and Notions of Criminality in Common Law Jurisdictions
    (Cambridge University Press, 2017-03-01) Dingle, L; Dingle, Lesley [0000-0002-9070-6255]
    Professor Tony Smith was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1947. He completed his LLB and LLM at Canterbury University, interspersed with a short-lived sortie into legal work with the Treasury. It was during these formative years that he acquired the deep interest in criminal law and its social and constitutional ramifications that has underpinned his whole career, and which gained him numerous academic advances, culminating in his chair of Criminal and Public Law at Cambridge University in 1996. He is currently Professor of Law at Victoria University, Wellington. This article is written by Lesley Dingle and is based on her interviews with Professor Smith which have been incorporated into the Eminent Scholars Archive at Cambridge.
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    The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant c. 8000–332bce , edited by Margreet L. Steiner & Ann E. Killebrew, 2014. Oxford: Oxford University Press; ISBN 978-0-19-921297-2 hardback £110, $175; xxiv+886 pp., 160 figs., 18 tables
    (Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2016-08) Boyes, P; Boyes, Philip [0000-0002-3453-7987]
    There has never been a unified or holistic approach to study of the ancient Levant. Within Syria-Palestine (and indeed the East Mediterranean and Near East more broadly) a wealth of academic traditions, disciplinary boundaries, ideologies and agendas have combined with potent modern political divisions to create a scholarship which can often feel fragmented. One of the stated aims of this weighty handbook is to bridge such divisions and be ‘a comprehensive volume on the archaeology of the whole Levant spanning the time from the Neolithic to the Persian period’ (p.2). This ambitious scope is further broadened by the decision to include Cyprus within the volume’s definition of the Levant, reflecting the island’s close cultural, economic and often political links with the mainland. This bold move goes some way towards softening one of the most potent boundaries in the region’s scholarship – that between Syro-Palestinian and Mediterranean/Classical archaeology – and in that respect it is a welcome one.
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    Cambridge University Library Islamic Manuscript Collection. Origins and Content
    (Brill, 2016-01-01) Ansorge, Catherine; Ansorge, Catherine [0000-0001-6217-1495]
    The Islamic manuscript collection has been acquired by Cambridge University Library from many sources over the period of the past four centuries. Most of these have been acquired from private donations and were originally closely allied with the start of Arabic teaching in the early seventeenth century. Many other collections followed and a chronology of significant donations is described with details of each donor and something of the contents of each collection. Major collections such as those of Erpenius, George Lewis, J.L. Burckhardt, E.H. Palmer and E.G. Browne are dealt with in more detail. Some important individual manuscripts are also described and examples are given of manuscripts with interesting codicology or illumination. A description of the collection’s management within the Library and a history of its cataloguing is also given.
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    Publishing Swinburne; the poet, his publishers and critics
    (2014-01-25) Simmonds, Clive; Nash, Andrew
    This thesis examines the publishing history of Algernon Charles Swinburne during his lifetime (1837-1909). The first chapter presents a detailed narrative from his first book in 1860 to the mid 1870s: it includes the scandal of 'Poems and Ballads' in 1866; his subsequent relations with the somewhat dubious John Camden Hotten; and then his search to find another publisher who was to be Andrew Chatto, with whom Swinburne published for the rest of his life. It is followed by a chapter which looks at the tidal wave of criticism generated by Poems and Ballads but which continued long after, and shows how Swinburne responded. The third and central chapter turns to consider the periodical press, important throughout his career not just for reviewing but also as a very significant medium for publishing poetry. Chapter 4 on marketing looks closely at the business of producing and of selling Swinburne’s output. Finally Chapter 5 deals with some aspects of his career after the move to Putney, and shows that while Theodore Watts, his friend and in effect his agent, was making conscious efforts to reshape the poet, some of Swinburne’s interests were moving with the tide of public taste; how this was demonstrated in particular by his volume of Selections and how his poetic oeuvre was finally consolidated in the Collected Edition at the end of his life. The thesis shows that popular interest was mainly on his earlier poetry, and suggests his high contemporary reputation (which was not fully reflected in sales) was maintained by the periodical press.
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    Open Access and UK universities: an introduction
    (2013-05-17) Morgan, Peter
    This presentation provides an outline of developments in Open Access policies as they affect UK universities following publication in 2012 of the Finch Report and the RCUK's new OA policy.
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    ANCIL in action: progress updates on A New Curriculum for Information Literacy
    (2012-04-19) Coonan, Emma; Secker, Jane; Wrathall, Katy; Webster, Helen
    Secker & Coonan’s 2011 research on A New Curriculum for Information Literacy (ANCIL) positions information literacy as a vital, holistic and institution-wide element in academic teaching and learning. Rather than taking a competency-based approach in which abilities and performance levels are delineated prescriptively, ANCIL is founded on a perception of information literacy as a continuum of skills, competences, behaviours and values around information, centred in an individual learner engaged in a specific task or moving towards a particular goal. ANCIL offers both micro- and macro-level approaches to reviewing the information literacy support offered in an institution. With its emphasis on active, reflective and transferable elements in learning, ANCIL lends itself well to practical course design and lesson planning. By reviewing the structure and content of individual sessions through the ANCIL lens, it is possible to enhance information literacy teaching significantly even where provision is restricted to one-shot or front-loaded training sessions. In addition, ANCIL’s holistic mapping of information literacy, together with the interprofessional and collaborative approach this entails, allows departments or whole institutions to audit where, how and when provision is offered to and encountered by the student in the course of his or her learning career.
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