Monthly Archives: August 2011

British Library Conservation Centre

The British Library Centre for Conservation opened in 2007.  It employs five teams of conservators for their St Pancras building, though they do have room for six teams.  They have studios on the 6th floor of the main building that … Continue reading

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Middle Temple Library

The Middle Temple Library building currently in use was built in the 1950s.  The original Victorian building was destroyed during the Blitz.  It is built from reinforced concrete in case of future bombings, which is good for holding the weight … Continue reading

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Maughan Library and Information Services Center

King’s College was founded in 1829.  When it started at the Strand Campus, there were four separate libraries.  It is the only King’s College site that is not based around a healthcare profession in some way.  The libraries for the … Continue reading

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Dunfermline Carnegie Public Library

The Dunfermline Carnegie Public Library was the first Carnegie Library, built in Andrew Carnegie’s hometown.  It opened to the public on August 29, 1883 and is built in the Tudor style.  The most recent addition to the building was added … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Central Library

The Edinburgh Central Library is a Victorian Carnegie library.  They have a 24/7 virtual library to cater to their community even when the physical library is not open.  They also use plasma screens, a mobile app with directional information that … Continue reading

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National Records of Scotland

National Records of Scotland is an agency of the Scottish government.  On April 1, 2011 the National Archives of Scotland merged with the Registrar to form the National Records of Scotland as part of a government effort to merge organizations … Continue reading

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Christ Church College Library, Oxford University

The Christ Church College Library opened in 1772.  They hold significant collections of rare books and manuscripts.  They estimate they have roughly 100,000 early printed books dating from the advent of printing to 1800.  They also have a special collection … Continue reading

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