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DMU Special Collections launches on Twitter

Tweet Special Collections now have a dedicated Twitter feed: @DMUSpecialColls. Please follow us for news about our services, images from the collections, and the occasional adventures of Roary the Archives Dinosaur.

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Learning at Work Week 2017: A History of Library Services at DMU

Tweet There were emotional scenes yesterday as Katharine delivered a lecture on the history of DMU’s libraries with a focus on the creation and development of Kimberlin. Without too many spoilers (we don’t want to miss out on the anticipation of … Continue reading

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World Baking Day 2017

Tweet World Baking Day 2017 World baking day is something that we are not all too familiar with in the office but we cannot be happier to find an excuse to cake the sides of our kitchens in flour as … Continue reading

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International Nurses Day 2017

Tweet   May 12th has been celebrated as #internationalnursesday since 1965 as a way of appreciating and raising awareness about the important and diverse roles nurses play in our society. The date is significant because it is Florence Nightingale’s (1820-1910) birthday, a … Continue reading

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Be the Change

Tweet Today DMU is holding a 24 hour event which will explore key issues ahead of the General Election. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday 3 May, the same day that Parliament is expected to be dissolved, it will conclude … Continue reading

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DMU Campus in 1923

Tweet Following a tweet by Library and Learning Services, I couldn’t resist having a closer look at this fantastic aerial photograph of the campus site. The image is from the wonderful resource at Britain From Above, digitised aerial photographs from … Continue reading

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Easter Greetings

Tweet Special Collections staff would like to wish all our readers a happy Easter. To celebrate here are a few Easter related items from the collection.     Firstly, Easter baking in a time of rationing meant Simnel Cake was … Continue reading

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Archives at Risk

Tweet Disasters often strike archive services: the collapse of the building that housed the Historical Archive of the City of Cologne, for example, burying 90% of their holdings; or the fire that ravaged Glasgow School of Art including their library. … Continue reading

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#Brexitday: say au revoir but not goodbye

Tweet While many of today’s newspaper articles and reports will become the archives of the future, documenting the UK’s controversial and divisive exit from the European Union, for the sake of balance, we thought we would revisit our holdings for 1973, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare Week 20th-26th March 2017

Tweet Alternative Shakespeare While in the past we have done numerous posts and exhibitions showcasing some of the amazing Shakespeare-related materials we have in the archive, we could not resist posting something for Shakespeare Week So, we set ourselves the … Continue reading

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