Library update

Well, it seems like it’s been a little while since our last post, but there’s certainly been no shortage of things happening here at the Caird Library. The first weekend of May was the Who Do You Think You Are? Live show at Olympia, where Archive and Library and other…

Who’s researching what?

It’s always interesting to hear about what people are researching in the library. That’s part of the thinking behind this ‘who’s researching what?’ section of the blog. It’s really inspiring to read about the work being done by research fellows like May Bo Ching – the staff here know that…

Archive journeys in April

The full list of Archive journeys in April is now available from the events section on the main museum website. Next week is our newest storybox: Pirates! We hope to see you there. Renee (Digital Resources Librarian)

Caird Library opening hours are changing

The Caird Library has revised its opening hours, to start the week beginning Monday 14 April 2008. The Reading Room will now be open Tuesday to Saturday, and be closed on Sundays and Mondays. The new opening hours are Tuesday-Friday 10.00-16.45, and Saturday (open by appointment only) 10.00-13.00, 14.00-16.45. Why…

Reminder: we’re closing for two weeks!

   About us ,,   February 14, 2008  No Comments

Hopefully all our regular readers have seen our notices and announcements about the fact that we’re closing for auditing over the last two weeks of February. Our closed period starts this Monday 18 February, with normal hours resuming on Monday 3 March. We are open on Saturdays as usual –…

Del.icio.us links for 2008-02-05

The Dreadnought Project – Warship index Warship started out as a quarterly publication of essays on the design, development and service history of fighting ships, and is now published annually. The Dreadnought Project website publishes a useful contents listing for most issues published since 1977. (tags: warships Dreadnought index warship)

Del.icio.us links for 2008-01-23

I found both of these websites via the list of maritime and naval history resources, on the Intute website. Tyne and Wear Archives: Mauretania This is a good introduction if you’re looking for something on the Mauretania and her history. The website was built as part of centenary celebrations in…

Happy Christmas Caird Library

   About us ,,   January 9, 2008  1 Comment

We came back to work after the Christmas break to find that the library had a new photocopier. The new copier is a big improvement on our old machine, and means that colour photocopying is now available in the reading room. Library staff are happy too, because it’s also a…

Of Ships and Stars

We discovered recently that Of Ships and Stars – our published history – is available online via Google Book Search. This is what they have to say about it: Of Ships and Stars provides a full historical account of the development of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Using all…

New! Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History is a just-published encyclopedia about all things ships and the sea. It’s edited by John Hattendorf of the U.S. Naval War College (who also publish the Naval War College Review), and contains over 940 entries on topics including naval history, shipbuilding, navigation and scientific…