Author Archives: Natalie Hayton

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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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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#LoveInternational March 2017

Tweet In anticipation of DMU’s latest #Loveinternational event scheduled for tomorrow, we thought we would show our support by highlighting how DMU and its predecessors has always had an international outlook that actively promotes tolerance and compassion. On this day … Continue reading

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