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Paper has become such a commonplace feature of everyday life that it is often taken very much for granted and so it is worth pausing at the start of this article to remind ourselves of the diverse nature of paper and its many applications. The paper on which this article is printed is only a...
The word librarian sums up brilliantly the notion that librarians work in libraries, but is in other respects most uninformative it tells the world nothing about the myriad activities with which librarians are associated. One of the latest specialised activities is conservation, which means much...
Historically, the Scottish newspaper came into being in the 17th century, some years after its English counterpart. News was first transmitted to Scotland from London and abroad by means of newssheets. However, the preponderance of foreign news tended to limit their interest, as far as readers...
In 1983 the Conservation Unit for Sheffield City Libraries was created within the Archives Section Sheffield Record office, employing the first qualified sole conservator in archive and library material the Conservator obtained the Society of Archivists Certificate in Archive Conservation....
At almost 1,500 feet above sea level Wanlockhead is the highest village in Scotland, lying in the Lowther Hills some eight miles above Sanquhar in Nithsdale and a similar distance from Abington in Lanarkshire, above the Clyde Valley. The name of its close neighbour, Leadhills, gives the clue to...
Daniel J. Boorstin, Librarian of Congress, resigned his post on 15 June, 1987 in order to devote more time to writing and lecturing. The twelfth Librarian of Congress, he had held office since 12 November, 1975.
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