Consultation on changes to the Radcliffe Camera

Changes in the Radcliffe Camera are currently being considered and are now in a final phase of consultation.

The plans address four separate initiatives:

  1. modifications that are necessary to permit access to the Lower Camera for those with mobility impairments;
  2. removal of existing restrictions on movement of books  to the Upper Camera;
  3. creation of a consolidated service desk at the proposed South entrance to the Camera to improve readers services and security; and
  4. the present North entrance to become an emergency exit.

Planning permission for these changes was obtained in August 2012, but because the relocation of the entrance is a once-in-a-century event, we want to ensure that readers have an opportunity to learn about the plans and to provide comments.
The consultation period closes on Saturday 1 December 2012.

See the plans online
You can see the plans online in PDF format.

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Related Links Bodleian Library website | Bodleian Libraries Policies and Reports | Online plans of changes

Easier access to CD-Roms in Upper Radcliffe Camera

Our consultation space

Access to some key history CD-Roms has been added to the library PC in the consultation space in the Upper Radcliffe Camera, next to the Bodleian History Faculty Library Staff Office. Please contact us if you would like more information.

Luther’s Works
The Luther’s Works CD ROM (the 55 volume American edition of Luther’s Works, ed. by Jaroslav Pelikan and Helmut Lehmann)  for SS Luther and the German Reformation has been loaded on to the PC in the consultation space, and by clicking on the icon “Libronix Digital Library System” readers can access it with no need to request the CD from the office or spending time installing it.

This CD-Rom makes available the entire 55-volume set of Luther’s Works, a magisterial translation project published jointly by Fortress Press and Concordia Publishing House in 1957.  It includes the entire Luther corpus, the KJV Bible, and the Book of Concord (Tappert edition).

Enduring Vision
The Enduring Vision CD has  been installed but readers  still need to request the CD from the office before the programs can be used.

The CD is an electronic version of The Enduring Vision by Paul Boyer, et al., a history textbook of the American people. In addition to the text and appendixes in the printed textbook, this interactive edition also contains audio, video, maps, charts, and software tools to explore the text and data.

The Gandhi CD  CD has also been installed but readers  still need to request the CD from the office before the programs can be used.

The CD offers four multimedia presentations: Introducing Gandhiji, Landmark events, Gandhian concepts, and the electronic book, containing the Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi in chronological order.

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