Author Archives: Natalie Hayton

Good Luck Helen

Tweet It is time to say good bye and good luck to our volunteer, Helen, today. We thank you very much for all your hard work and especially your enthusiasm for cataloguing our vast National Art Slide Library! After a … Continue reading

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Tales in Archive Stock Taking Part 2

Tweet How NOT to store your collections! Following on from Tales in Archive Stock Taking Part 1, I thought I would counterpoint the beauty of the organised strong room with some horror stories of bad storage that would make any … Continue reading

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Tales in Archive Stock taking: Part 1

Tweet Consolidation and Appraisal We’ve been a little quiet on the blog of late and this is due to the fact that over the last two weeks we’ve been conducting our first ever stock take! While we counted and listed … Continue reading

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Austenmania in the Archives

Tweet Today marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death and 200 years on her novels continue to be lauded among the best in the English language. Like Shakespeare and Dickens, even if you’ve never read one of her works you are sure to have … Continue reading

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#archivestourism

Tweet So today is International Archives Day 2017 #IAD17 and what better way to celebrate this year’s theme of citizenship and interculturalism by looking at DMU’s historical tourism — I mean research visits —  to other countries to encourage dialogue and knowledge … Continue reading

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“Stand Up and Be Counted”

Tweet While the General Election campaign for 2017 has been short it has definitely been eventful. The polls have changed dramatically and more people have flocked to political rallies than they have for years according to some sources. We are … Continue reading

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Be the Change Part 2

Tweet On our lunch break today we decided to attend the Be The Change Part 2 event held on DMU campus. Gearing up for the general election, the event was a follow up to the one held earlier in the … Continue reading

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Goodbye and Good Luck Eleanor

Tweet Today is our volunteer, Eleanor’s last day in the archive. We would all like to say a big thank you for her efforts on several projects over the last few months. We will miss your lively chatter on Thursday … Continue reading

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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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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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