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FAIR Data Sharing in the Humanities

How can digital outputs, or research data, in the Humanities be made FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable)? Take part in this public consultation on a series of recommendations by the ALLEA e-Humanities working group tailored to the Humanities to address new challenges in research data management and the adoption of FAIR principles. Learn more at…

22 May 2019Research Data Management

Library opening times over summer

Summer opening hours will begin on Thursday 23rd May. The University Main Library and the Thomson Reading Room in Martyrs Kirk will continue to be open 7 days a week: Main Library building Monday – Friday 0800-2200 Saturday – Sunday 1000-1900 Martyrs Kirk, Thomson Reading Room Monday – Friday  0800-2100 Saturday – Sunday  1000-1800 For information…

22 May 2019News

Call for Papers: Science and Photography Symposium

Science and Photography Symposium Hosted by: University of St Andrews Library’s Special Collections Division Wednesday 23rd October 2019 09:30 – 17:00 Lawrence Levy Studio, Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews […]

21 May 2019Special Collections

Collecting and Collections Part III: Collecting Items of Local Interest – David Hay Fleming and St Andrews

There are a multitude of items which a collector can choose to collect: books, tea pots, figurines, etc. But a collection doesn’t have to be based around one particular form; […]

21 May 2019Special Collections

Game of Thrones – Beyond the Boxset

Game of Thrones DVDs Seasons 1-7 It would be hard to escape the phenomenon of George R. R. Martin’s book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO series A Game of Thrones. If you’ve missed it all, and want to know what all the fuss is about, or if you’re left wanting…

17 May 2019News

Collecting and Collections Part II: Pteridomania strikes Special Collections

In the second part of the Collecting and Collections blog series, our Manuscripts Archivist takes a look at the trend of fern collecting, pteridomania. It may be conceded that not […]

14 May 2019Special Collections

The State of Open Data 2019

Every year Digital Science, in association with Figshare and Springer Nature, conduct this survey to discover global attitudes towards open data. If you are a researcher we want to hear from you, no matter the institution, discipline or location. The State of Open Data 2019 is now open for responses. This is your chance to take…

13 May 2019Research Data Management

Examinations for Ladies Literate in Arts

It is that time of year again when our students are hard at work studying for their end of module exams. In continuation of previous blogs about examinations at St […]

8 May 2019Special Collections

University of St Andrews Library Special Collections Visiting Scholars 2019

Since 2014, we have enjoyed hosting a number of visiting scholars to enable them to make research visits to make use of materials held in the Library’s Special Collections. These […]

7 May 2019Special Collections

A Scottish Open Access Press – Survey

More than ever before academics are expected to publish their research results Open Access. The UK funding councils under the UKRI umbrella have had an open access policy since 2013 (see related blog post for the latest update on this). The 4 national ...

7 May 2019Open Access