Caird Library closure 29 September – 10 October 2008

We would like to remind readers that the Caird Library will be closed for two weeks from Monday 29 September – Friday 10 October.  This closed fortnight will allow staff the opportunity to prepare the Archive and Library collection for its move from the basement of the South West Wing…

Cataloguing in closed week

Whilst the Library team was confined to the laborious task of auditing 9,000 books in the basement last week, the Manuscripts team had the luxury of working in the Caird Library itself. The project Andrew, Kate, Martin and Mike were tackling was to catalogue a small backlog of recent acquisitions….

9,000 books later…

As you probably know the Caird Library is closed this week and I thought you might be interested in finding out what exactly we’re up to. Preparations for the new research centre are continuing apace and we’re using this week to audit the library collection that will need to move…

Preparing for the new Research Centre

Planning is now well underway for the Museum’s South West Wing Project: an exciting opportunity for us to enhance the service provision of the National Maritime Museum’s Archive & Library. The new Research Centre, opening in 2012, will offer users a large modern reading room and improved access to the paper-based collections of…

Photos from audit week(s)

In the last two weeks of February the Reading Room was closed while the library and manuscripts teams carried out our annual audit and completed a reorganisation project in our offsite book store. I was part of the team working in the store, which involved putting around 15,000 books into…

Caird Library annual audit

Every year the Caird Library closes for the third week of February to allow us to carry out an audit of our books and manuscripts. This year we are carrying out a larger audit together with other necessary work in the stores and will therefore have to close for the…