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Archive for May 2013

Suffrage Atelier (1909-c.1914), Postcard, printed, c...

Women’s Suffrage Collection, Women,s Library on VADS

4 June marks 100 years since the death of the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison at the Epsom Derby.

Our Hillcroft Access to Higher Education students study the suffragettes campaign to win votes for women as part of their course.

Here’s a taster of the resources we have on the suffragettes fight for women’s suffrage which includes the BBC Archive Suffragettes website, DVDs as well as books.

UK Parliament has just added a special page to commemorate Emily’s life and campaign work on their Emily Wilding Davison page.

There is currently a campaign running launched in The Guardian’s letters page to get a minute’s silence to commemorate Emily death. Visit the Emily Wilding Memorial Davison Campaign to find out more.

Books on shelf Do you struggle citing references in your course work at college or university? Then our Learning Resources Centre team’s favourite book Cite them Right is the book for you. Written by Richard Pears and Graham Shields it’s just come out with a new ninth edition.

It doesn’t matter if you college or university uses the Harvard, Vancouver, MLA, OSCOLA or MHRA style – they’re all included in the book.

The book gives you examples of citations in text and in a reference list. Our team members never fail to tell their students referencing was a doddle when they were students – because there were only magazines and books to cite! But this book will help you reference ebooks, blogs, wikis, lecturer notes, podcasts, television programmes  and justout  in this edition graffitti. Long live Banksy!

Feminist writers French and EnglishAs the national residential college for women we collect material on women’s history, women’s rights and feminism. So as you can imagine we were delighted to get a postcard from the British Library alerting us to a new oral history resource called Sisterhood and after: an oral history of the Women’s Liberation Movement.

Sisterhood charts the history of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the United Kingdom from the 1960s to 1980s through oral testimonies. It’s broken down into themes; family and children, mind, body and spirit, sex, love and friendship, race, place and nation, education,equality and work, activism, politics and legislation, change, culture and art and who we were, how we are.  It also includes biographies of the participants and a timeline.

With British Library permission granted you’ll find it through our Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).

Rear of computerThe Internet became 20 years old on 30 April! Yes, afraid to say our Learning Resource Manager can say she has been using the Internet for the past 20 years. How many of you our there can remember dialling up on CompuServe which was the first online commercial Internet provider in the United States?

And the question is where would we be without it? For an LRC one of the prime uses of the Internet is the fact we can put our Online Public Access Catalogue out on it. Then there’s the fact that as librarians our response to the Internet is to of course catalogue websites and online documents that are on it…And as part of our student inductions  it forms the gateway to our ebook collection…the host for material that students reference in their assignments and the place where we can upload videos to make their understanding of the LRC and its services sharper. For example our LRC basics video on YouTube.

Many Happy Returns Internet….long may you continue.

DVD standA major exhibition of the abstract Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair launched on the 17 April at Tate Modern. This is the first time a UK exhibition of her work has taken place in the UK. Find out more about her art and the exhibition on the Tate Modern page.

On a Lebanese theme we’ve been adding some new films in Arabic and English from the Lebanese director Nadine Labaki to our collection:


Where do we go now?

Caramel tells the tale of a group of women working in a beauty parlour. Whilst Where do we go Now? focuses on a group of Lebanese women that decide to do something about the conflict in their village between Christians and Muslims.

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