Can’t keep up with our news? Check out a digest in the History Librarian’s Intelligencer (Trinity Term 2016)

It was hard to decide which news items to squeeze into a 2-page newsletter for Trinity Term. If there is one thing historian librarians are not short of is news about history resources!

In the end I decided to opt for a piece on the donation of Nazi books by Mr McCarthy, the timing of VE Day still being a sorrowful reminder of the Holocaust.

I also included a summary of the many ejournal content newly purchased in the last few weeks (how did that all happen?) and some events and interesting items on archival collections which are now available at the Weston Library.

As ever, there is a reminder to researchers to ACT ON ACCEPTANCE if any articles have been accepted for publication. It’s important!


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History Librarian’s Intelligencer – Hilary Term 2016

This term’s History Librarian’s Intelligencer is now available. It covers:

  • the joys of bookmarking quality websites for history using Delicious (now Diigo)
  • newly catalogued manuscript archives & Easter Rising exhibition
  • new staff
  • new databases

and a reminder to researchers that HEFCE’s open access policy starts on 1 April! Enjoy.

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History Librarian’s Intelligencer – Michaelmas Term 2015 news

In this term’s History Librarian’s Intelligencer, there are updates on a wealth of new things:

  • virtual New Book Display
  • newly catalogued manuscript archives
  • new exhibition
  • new guides
  • new databases
  • new staff

and important information for academics on preparing for the next REF. Enjoy!

History Librarian's Intelligencer - MT 2015

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History Librarian’s Intelligencer – Trinity Term 2015 news

I am pleased to announce the first issue of my termly newsletter The History Librarian’s Intelligencer. It aims to broadcast summary news about library services and resources to staff and students of the History Faculty as well as other historians far and wide who might be coming to Oxford for their research.

Trinity Term 2015 highlights include Booking for 1-1 sessions, new special collections, the Magna Carta exhibition and an important update on Open Access.

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Back copies will be archived on the HFL Website > About > History Librarian’s Intelligencer.


As this is a new enterprise, I am particularly keen to get feedback. Is there anything you would like to see in future issues? Is there anything you don’t like? If yes, then email me (