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Interview with the Librarian – Volume 13

In Volume 13 we speak with Hannah Wise from the University of Surrey.

Word of the Week

Pulchritudinous
I’ll help you out with the pronunciation, ‘pul-kruh-TOO-di-nuhs.’ 
Not really a word you can guess the meaning of, it is used exclusively to describe people of great physical beauty. How you go about delivering this compliment in casual conversation is another matter…

The Interview

What’s your role in the library?
Information Resources Advisor — making sure all our online content works.

Favourite book?Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 12

In Volume 12 we speak with Kate Devaney from the University of Reading.

Word of the Week

Avatar — derives from a Sanskrit word meaning “descent,” and when it first appeared in English in the late 18th century, it referred to the descent of a deity to the earth. In the age of technology, Avatar has developed another sense — it can now be used for the image that a person chooses as his or her “embodiment” in an electronic medium.… Keep Reading

Exact Editions | Library Advisory Board | Spring 2019

We’ve had the pleasure of adding several new members since the last update. So before we start, I’d like to take a brief moment to thank the seven librarians for taking the time to participate and for their very comprehensive responses. The input of the board is incredibly useful in helping Exact Editions to further our understanding of the inner workings of libraries and make development decisions accordingly.

The Board Members:

  • Rick Anderson, University of Utah
  • Bill Maltarich, New York
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Interview with the Librarian – Volume 11

In Volume 11 we speak with Emily Watkins from Plymouth College of Art.

This is the first week of a new set of questions! Get involved by emailing institutions@exacteditions.com

Word of the Week

Char — Colloquial English word for ‘tea’ derived from the original Cantonese word 茶 phonetically pronounced ‘cha’.

The Interview

Job title?
I am the academic librarian at Plymouth College of Art (also the chief biscuit eater).

Favourite book?
What kind of question is that for a librarian?! Anything Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 10

In Volume 10 we speak with Maria King from the University of Salford.

Word of the Week

Bokeh — a word of Japanese origin that describes the aesthetic quality of the blurred, out-of-focus areas of a photo.

The Interview

Job title?
Trainee Academic Support Librarian.

What’s the best part of your job?
Being able to make a difference and feeling like I have had an impact on students who perhaps are struggling or have a lack of confidence.

Favourite book? Keep Reading

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