Category Archives: Digitisation

The National Library of Wales in a new light

Although I have not yet read the novel Y Llyfrgell (my Welsh needs to improve a bit more first), I was keen to watch the film adaptation, The Library Suicides (or Y Llyfrgell in Welsh), which has just been released … Continue reading

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New digital archive for the UK

From 6th April 2013, six legal deposit libraries in the UK and Ireland will be using the powers of the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 to enable them to gather and store a vast amount of digital material, particularly stuff … Continue reading

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Welsh newspapers digitised and online

Following a successful launch on the 13.3.13 at the Pierhead, Cardiff Bay, the Welsh Newspapers Online website is now live. From the press release: “The National Library of Wales’ Historical Newspapers and Journals Project is digitising historical Welsh newspapers and … Continue reading

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Top 10 trends in academic libraries

I saw this briefing a while back, so some of you may also have picked it up, but it’s a useful, detailed, yet possible to skim, top 10 trends in academic libraries. Although written from an American perspective, I think … Continue reading

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Wales becoming a nation of e-readers

New research from Ofcom suggests that “Wales is a nation of fast adopters when it comes to new gadgets such as smartphones and e-readers”. More than one in eight (13%) adults in Wales had an e-reader in the first quarter … Continue reading

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Guest post:People’s Collection Wales – Heritage for Tomorrow?

Alyson: One of my colleagues in CyMAL, Rebecca Johnson, spends some of her time assisting with Casgliad y Werin Cymru / People’s Collection Wales, and she has agreed to do a guest post on what this is. As an aside, … Continue reading

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