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Interview with the Librarian – Volume 8

This week we spoke with Romany Manuell from Monash University.

What am I reading?

I’ve been reading Tony Juniper’s book What has Nature Ever Done for Us? This offers a great starting point for understanding how the natural world and our economy are intertwined and identifies the need for change.

The Interview

Job title?
Subject Librarian for Art, Design and Architecture

What’s the best part of your job?
The weird and wonderful queries! E.g. What’s the best material for an Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 7

In today’s post, we speak to Philippa Rose, librarian at The King’s School, Canterbury.

Before we start, we usually have some trivia, but I’ve decided to swap this out for a new idea which I think it more library appropriate!

What am I reading?

This week I’m reading The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. One of my favourite authors, Murakami leads you through a dreamlike story of coincidence and hidden meaning as Toru Okada searches for his lost cat. … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 6

In Volume Six of IwtL (not so catchy), we have the pleasure of speaking with Alex Wheeler of Manchester Metropolitan University.

Trivia

Last week’s question — What is the smallest book in the world?

Well, my clue last week somewhat misleading… I thought it was Old King Cole, but it turns out there is always a smaller book! Teeny Ted from Turnip Town is the smallest book in the world. Created by Nano Imaging Laboratory of Simon Fraser University, its … Keep Reading

Archive Flashbacks — Week One

Welcome to another new regular feature from the Exact Editions team — Archive Flashbacks! We thought that with so much content at our fingertips it would be a shame not to share some of it with you.

This will be happening every Monday so make sure to check in and start your week with some fresh reading material. We will be jumping from modern art to botany, from prize-winning literature to the history of the Catholic Church. Articles will be … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 5

In Volume Five we’re speaking to Lana Bittman from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Trivia

Last week’s question — Which library houses the Devil’s Bible?

The Codex Gigas which in English means Giant Book, is the largest medieval manuscript in the world, at a length of 92 cm (36 in). Famous for its full-page portrait of the devil the book is housed in the Swedish Royal Library in Stockholm.

This week’s question — What is the smallest book … Keep Reading

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