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Visiting Scholarship Scheme

Posted November 06, 2013

To celebrate the opening of our new Research Library, the University of St Andrews is pleased to announce a new scheme of visiting scholarships. These scholarships will underwrite the costs of a period of work in our library Special Collections. St Andrews University has an outstanding collection of books, archives and photography, accumulated throughout the six hundred years since the university’s foundation. The collection is especially rich in the History of Science, Theology and Church History, Literary Studies and Photography... continue reading

Eleven thousand new French digital editions added

Posted October 31, 2013

The USTC project team is pleased to announce the first of a series of planned updates to its database: the addition of over 11,000 digital copies of books published in France between 1501 and 1600. The bulk of the work was accomplished by Arthur der Weduwen, one of the members of our summer internship programme, who spent several weeks of work on this update over the summer. Using these downloads drawn from several digitization programmes, the digital copies were matched to existing copies in the USTC in a chronological...continue reading

Launch of USTC 2.0

Posted October 14, 2013

On 11 October 2013 the USTC launched its new interface. This, the product of over a year of design and developmental work by Project Manager Dr Graeme Kemp, offers a vastly improved search speed and considerable additional functionality. A striking feature is the range of new search facets displayed with the initial search results, ranking the results by author, date, place and country of publication, format and subject classification. Uniquely among major bibliographical resources, the USTC now offers a format search, a particularly valuable tool for those studying the industrial infrastructure of print and changing patterns of design and presentation...continue reading

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