Friday 9 March 2012

Salaried Library Staff to Become Extinct?

As the SpeakUpForLibraries event draws ever near (13th), there is worrying news from Doncaster. It is not unreasonable to assume that this policy will spread across the land pretty soon (if it hasn't already!).

Essex Record Office has issued its latest e-bulletin. It's not available online (as far as I know), but if you've interests in this part of the world then I'd urge you to join their mailing list (contact them at Among the forthcoming events are: a searchroom tour, 'old books' talk, 'house history' session, 'death records' tutorial, and a bookbinding session. Their 'Programme of Events' brochure will also be out soon.

Irish researchers are eagerly anticipating the publication of the 4th edition of their 'Bible', namely, Tracing Your Irish Ancestors by John Grenham. It is due for release later this month (the 30th, I believe) - but why not visit the BI-Gen Store and order your copy at a knock-down price (direct link to book here). As you've probably guessed, by ordering through my 'store', I get a tiny bit of commission. Every little helps.

Ancestry have issued an update to their English wills & probate collection - see their 'updates page'.

John D Reid of the Anglo-Celtic Connections blog has been busy uploading several interviews conducted by himself at the WDYTYA? Fair - so you may wish to visit his blog and browse through the last few days' posts to see if anything tickles your fancy.

Westminster researchers - check this out.

Researchers with a habit of dipping into Irish newspapers will want to take in the post on the National Library of Ireland's blog concerning the 'Newspaper Descriptors Project'.

And Claire Santry points Irish researchers towards one of her favourite websites, here.

Titanic enthusiasts may be interested in news of an iPad app.

TV/radio for the coming week can be found here.

From Twitter:

I don't think so... 

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