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Interview with the Librarian – Volume 14

In Volume 14 we speak with Karen Fraser from Shetland Library.

Word of the Week

Highfalutin
Used seamlessly by Karen in her answers, and a word I will certainly be using as soon as an opportunity presents itself. Highfalutin is used to describe speeches, literature or titles that are unnecessarily flowery or pretentious.

The Interview

What’s your role in the library?
I’m the ‘Executive Manager’ — embarrassingly highfalutin job title. Some folk still refer to me as ‘Chief Librarian’ which I … Keep Reading

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.

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Why Digital Subscriptions work

One of the consequences of the development of cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud is that highly reliable, global, scaleable and affordable computing solutions are available to relatively small outfits. These developments make it very practical to provide new specialised services and solutions to existing players. Frederic Filloux has been one of the steadiest commentators on digital news developments since the launch of the iPhone. In his latest posts he maintains that it continues … Keep Reading

Positive News Magazine Joins Exact Editions

Exact Editions are pleased to announce Positive News Magazine, an inspiring new current affairs title, is now available to purchase in its shop and institutional site. Subscribers would have access to its brand new digital archive currently consisting of fourteen back issues filled with stories of social and environmental progress, quality independent reporting, and impactful photography and visual design.

Positive News are the first media organisation dedicated to reporting on what is going right, suitable for readers fed up with … 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

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