Focus on Special Collections

Welcome to our Focus on Special Collections blog! This month we will be looking at one of our literary collections; the Donald Davie Archive. Background Donald Davie (1922-1995 was a poet, literary critic, editor, translator and academic. His published works include volumes of his own poems, works on the theory and criticism of poetry and […]

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Disability History Month 2020

Disability History Month (18 Nov-18 Dec) is an annual event in the UK that celebrates the achievements of disabled people, honours their struggle for equality and human rights, and remembers the history of the disability rights movement. This month includes HIV/AIDS Day (1 Dec), International Day of People with Disabilities (3 Dec), and International Human […]

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Special Collections is collecting champions

Nigel Cochrane, Assistant Director (Academic & Research Services), Library Services, introduced Professor Susan Oliver, Deputy Dean (Research), as an Essex Special Collections Champion at the inaugural meeting on 30 January 2020. The role is open to academics at Essex and aims to bring together like-minded people from across the University who are prepared to act as ambassadors or advocates for […]

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Essex Student Journal

The Essex Student Journal (previously ESTRO) is an online multi-disciplinary academic journal, run by and for University of Essex students. The journal aims to create a space for students to engage in academic publishing and peer review processes. It promotes open access publishing, and the publications include high quality essays, research papers, case studies, conference […]

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Floor 2 of the Albert Sloman Library is now open!

After seven months of refurbishment work, we’re delighted to announce that floor 2 of the Albert Sloman Library has officially reopened! The space features new carpets, lighting, blinds, furniture, power to all desks, more PCs, and an improved shelving layout. The refurbishment project was a team effort involving Library Services, Innovation & Technology Solutions, and Estates. The Library Advisory Group also played a key […]

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New for 2020!

We’re thrilled to be able to begin 2020 by unveiling the newly refurbished floor 2 of the Albert Sloman Library. The space has been transformed with new furniture and carpets as well as a different layout to make it easier to find what you need. There is also power to every desk. We designed this […]

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