All posts by Eloise Carpenter

Assistant Librarian (Serials)

Refugee Week 2022

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20th June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a celebration of the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. Activities take place which help raise awareness…

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Access to JSTOR archival journal collections

Readers now have access to the following JSTOR archive collections:

Arts & Sciences IArts & Sciences IIArts & Sciences VIArts & Sciences VIIArts & Sciences XLife Sciences

These collections provide readers with full-text articles from nearly 900 journal titles. The Life Sciences collection is discipline-specific and focuses on…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

9-15 May 2022 is Mental Health Awareness Week.This year the theme is loneliness. One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time, and the longer people feel lonely the more they are at risk of mental health problems. The Mental Health Foundation is raising awareness…

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Decolonial practice for library collections, part 2

The Library uses the Barnard Classification Scheme to organise print resources into subject-related categories.  Cyril Barnard was the School’s first professional librarian, and he wrote his A classification for medical and veterinary libraries in 1936, amended in 1955.  There was an urgent need to update the…

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Decolonial practice for library collections, part 1

University library collections support the teaching and research demands placed by the organisation in which they are embedded.  Not only are resources in collections dominated by thought and knowledge creation of the global north, but several library practices contribute to this colonial bias. The nature of library collections has…

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An alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme: part 7

And here it is, the final instalment of our alternative guide to the Library’s Barnard classification scheme. We hope you’ve enjoyed this light-hearted look at what our scheme covers, subjects that may be of interest, and a new appreciation for the humble stick figure.

This post covers…

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An alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme: part 6

The penultimate part of the alternative guide is here. In this post we illustrate classes UR-Y, showing some of the subjects covered by the Library’s Barnard classification scheme.

Classes UR-Y: UR, Integumentary System; US, Urology; UT, Sexology; UU, Male Reproductive System; UV, Female Reproductive System, Gynaecology; UW…

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An alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme: part 5

Another weekend of lockdown, another weekend of drawing stick figures to illustrate some of the content covered by the Barnard classification scheme. This week we have a look at classes T-UQ. Class U covers the specialties of medicine, and is subdivided into smaller classes.

Classes T-UQ: T, Medical…

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An alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme: part 4

The fourth instalment of the Library’s alternative guide to the classification scheme which we use to place books and resources into subject categories on the shelves is here.

This week we look at classes P-S: P, Pathology and Haematology; Q, Diagnosis and Clinical Medicine; R, Materia Medica, Pharmacy…

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An alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme: part 3

Here is the third instalment of the Library’s alternative guide to the Barnard classification scheme, used to arrange books and resources into subject categories on the shelves.

This week we look at Classes K-O: K, Virology; L, Parasitology; M, Helminthology; N, Medical Entomology; O, Transmission of Communicable Diseases…

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