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Lighting the Past Reflections- Part II

Kieran Cressy, October 2014-June 2017, reminisces about his time on Lighting the Past. I joined the Lighting the Past team on October 12th 2014 as a second year undergraduate studying […]

16 July 2019Special Collections

Lighting the Past Reflections – Part I

The Lighting the Past (LtP) project has come to an end, and last time we wowed you with stats about the project. This time we hear from past and present […]

16 July 2019Special Collections

Don’t step on a bee day

There are over 250 species of bee in the UK, and about 20,000 different species across the world: these include honey bees, mason bees, mining bees, bumble bees and solitary bees. Sadly, almost all of these species are in decline. In the UK alone two species of bumble bee have become extinct in the 20th…

10 July 2019News

Library Communications student internship – last few weeks

Hello everyone! In case you haven’t read my last blog post, I’m Csilla, the Library’s Communications intern for the summer – I’m back to check in and give you an update on what I’ve been up to for the past couple of weeks. They’ve turned out to be even busier (but just as fun!) as…

9 July 2019News

The Lighting the Past project comes to an end

In June 2013 phase 1 of the retrospective cataloguing project, Lighting the Past (LtP), began. Under the charge of a Lead Cataloguer, a workforce of part-time students drawn from the […]

9 July 2019Special Collections

Health Information Week: Innovations for preventing illness

In this final post in our series for Health Information Week, we are highlighting a report [1] that looks into the effects of using text message interventions to reduce binge drinking. The report is co-authored by Gerry Humphris from the School of Medi...

5 July 2019Open Access

Visiting Scholars Talks 2019

We are pleased to announce our programme of talks for the University of St Andrews Library Special Collections Visiting Scholars 2019 session. All our Visiting Scholar talks will be taking place […]

4 July 2019Special Collections

Long term conditions; and social prescribing

For our penultimate post in Health Information Week we’ve discovered an older fully Open Access article from 2014 by Frank Sullivan commemorating a pioneer of the Scottish Health Informatics Programme, Dr John Bryden [1]. The article not only memorial...

4 July 2019Open Access

Health Information Week: Health and digital literacy

Continuing this week's series of posts highlighting Open Access research we've discovered some reported novel findings [1]. helps users resolve ailments most of us would rather not talk about, e.g. hiccups. It's like an anonym...

3 July 2019Open Access

Library Communications student internship – first few weeks

My name is Csilla, I’m a soon-to-be fourth year Biology and Psychology student, and unlike most other undergraduates who have happily left their books behind for the summer, for the past two weeks I have spent the majority of my time either in the library, going to or from the library or thinking about going…

2 July 2019News