Collection Management and Development blog posts

Tin Man and Scarecrow images on book cover

7 of the most interesting special collections in the UK and Ireland

With thousands of special collections around in the British Isles covering 550 years and a vast range of topics, how does one choose one’s favourites?

The Temple of Baal-Shamin in Palmyra, Syria - the role of libraries in times of crisis

The Persistence of Preservation

This post is part of a series of blogs we are publishing about the role of libraries in times of crisis.

Make a noise about bullying. Anti-bullying week 2015

Anti-Bullying Week - what can libraries do?

This post is part of a series of blogs we are publishing about the role of libraries in times of crisis.

Plymouth University Library

Free core e-textbooks: a practical way to support students

Tifaine Dickinson explains why Plymouth University is providing free core reading material in e-textbook form to its first year undergraduate students in an award-winning project, the largest of its kind in the UK.

An example of a multi-sensory book

Multi-sensory storytelling: telling a story with emotions not words

When it comes to telling stories to people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, multi-sensory storytelling is far and away the most effective tool.

A hand holding up a Kindle

The academic e-book landscape: technological problems

Weightless, accessible, undefaceable and with plenty of functionality, e-books in theory seem to have a lot going for them and should be perfect for student users.

Video tape archive

7 things to consider when choosing a Collections Management System

Choosing a collections management system (CMS) is a hugely important task, and requires careful deliberation in so many areas. It is going to be a long-term investment at the heart of your collections management strategy.

Steve Keen

Economics - open to all perspectives

A library that only contained books that presented the Neoclassical, mainstream approach to economics would unwittingly be providing a distorted picture of a vital but flawed field, argues Steve Keen.