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Interview with the Librarian – Volume 20

In Volume 20 we have the pleasure of speaking with Rebecca from Thorold Public Library.

You can find Thorold Public Library on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThoroldLibrary

Word of the Week

Pugilist
An old / formal word for fighter, particularly a professional one, deriving from the Latin pugnus, meaning “fist”. Inspired by the fact Anthony Joshua was outside the Exact Editions office this afternoon in the very sunny London.

The Interview

What’s your role in the library? 
I’m the Public Services Librarian/Deputy Chief.  I … Keep Reading

A Closer Look at Creative Review

Background

Creative Review is a bi-monthly magazine that focuses on design, advertising, and commercial creativity across all mediums. The eminent publication joined the Exact Editions platform in 2017, digitising the complete archive with the aim of offering site-wide subscriptions to academic institutions worldwide.

Since 1980, Creative Review has been dissecting marketing strategies and shedding light on innovation. The magazine has been a beacon of the industry for several decades, offering unparalleled insight and inspiration to creatives around the world. In … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 19

In Volume 19 we speak with Olive from Glasgow Women’s Library.

You can find GWL on Twitter, promoting all kinds of brilliant projects and generally being amazing: https://twitter.com/womenslibrary

Word of the Week

Slogan
Wow, this was a very interesting one, I thought. Slogan comes from Scottish Gaelic sluagh-ghairm (sluagh army + gairm cry) which translates to battle-cry. It’s quite fun imagining some modern big brand slogans used in battle, e.g. “Reassuringly expensive!” shout those marching beneath Stella Artois’ illustrious banner.… Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 18

In Volume 18 we speak with Carolyn from Dunedin Public Library in Florida.

You can find Carolyn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Circ_Nation

Word of the Week

Berserk
Initially used to describe Norse warriors who worked themselves into a frenzy and fought with frightening ferocity. The word berserk has now been tempered to mean losing your temper. It is thought the word derives from the Old Norse berserkr, possibly combining bjorn (bear) and serkr (coat). Another theory suggests it stems from berr ‘bare’ … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 17

In Volume 17 we speak with Sierra Jones-Martel from North Grenville Public Library.

You can find them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NGPLibrary

Word of the Week

Quarantine
Originally derived from the Latin quadraginta / forty in reference to Jesus’s 40 days in the desert. It was later adopted in Venice as quarantina giorni to denote the length of time which ships suspected of carrying the plague were kept in isolation. Elsewhere it was used to signify the 40 days that widows were allowed … Keep Reading

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