Moving to Walter Bower House: Metadata on the move

Elizabeth Andrews
Tuesday 12 October 2021

The University Libraries’ metadata team recently completed the move out of town to a new base at Walter Bower House on Eden Campus. This has meant some big changes for cataloguers and book processors.

Boxes stacked in a room
Goodbye to all that

These are just some of the many crates we packed up to move out of our old office space in level 1 of the Main Library.

Man sits by a pc
New space, new recruit

We’ve got a new workroom and a new graduate trainee, Jake Smithson. He’s cataloguing the Walford Collection and will also work on its archives for Special Collections.

A tree with green leaves
Plum job

Fruit trees are planted in the grounds of Walter Bower House – we were able to pick the plums recently.

An old stone bridge over running water
New to old

It’s a short walk from the campus to the medieval Guard Bridge. It was in use for traffic until 1938.

An open box is filled with assorted cakes and biscuits
“The more things change, the more they stay the same…”

Despite these changes, there is one constant always in the metadata world – cakes! And of course we’ll also be continuing to make the University Libraries’ resources discoverable and available to read, whether that’s in print or as an ebook, ejournal or ethesis.

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