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AI productivity tips from a librarian with too much to read – part 1

A pair of hands typing on a laptop on a desk.

By Tim Graves ChatGPT, Claude and Perplexity I’ll be talking about free versions of three tools I’ve found most useful over the last year when it comes to handling long emails and documents.  ChatGPT  Claude  Perplexity.ai  AI document tactics To illustrate how

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Archiving and administering the Library and AFRAS at Sussex: guest blog post

Two lever files labeled 'Library Committee Papers' and 'AFRAS School Meetings 7th Autumn 65 - 35th Summer 71'

Reposted from the Decolonial Maps of Library Learning blog By Alice Corble and Rhiann Tester This overdue blog post features a guest contributor, Rhiann Tester, Assistant Library Administrator at Sussex. I’ll briefly introduce the context of our collaboration before handing

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100 years of Radio Times: Celebrating a century of Christmas covers

December 1923, issue number 13 of the Radio Times with a colour illustration of a smartly dressed family sitting by the fire listening to Love's Old Sweet Song/Just a Song at Twilight on the wireless.

By Lindsay Crook There aren’t many magazine publications that can claim they are 100 years old, but the Radio Times achieved this incredible milestone in 2023.  The Keep holds an extensive collection of the periodical – the world’s first ever

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Welcome to Legacy…

The University of Sussex Library Legacy collection A diverse collection of over 20,000 documents, pamphlets, books and reports which have been collected by the Library since it opened in 1964 From local to national, the well known to little known

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We’ll meet again – or how I gambled away Vera Lynn’s autograph and ended up in a Zambian jungle with a bunch of hippies…

By Danny Millum – BLDS Metadata and Discovery Officer Normally when you tell your family / friends about what you do, unless you’re a fireman or a nurse they just zone out (especially when your job title is Metadata Discovery

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You think blended flex with a touch of hybridity is tough? Try a Soviet-era correspondence course

By Danny Millum – BLDS Metadata and Discovery Officer One of the many consequences of the pandemic has been to accelerate the development and adoption of new teaching methods, with all the associated stress for teachers and students of having

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Well that’s a lot of pamphlets….

BLDS Legacy Collection By Caroline Marchant-Wallis – BLDS Metadata and Discovery Officer I was chatting to my Librarian mentor recently about how we approached starting the BLDS Legacy Collection project, and I realised it was a good question. What did

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Not as boring as they sound – reading the history of Zimbabwean independence from airline annual reports in the BLDS Legacy Collection

By Danny Millum – BLDS metadata and discovery officer One of the many strengths of the BLDS Legacy Collection lies in its holdings of annual reports, from both government departments and public and private companies. While obviously vital source material

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Our treasure trove of printed journals

By Chloe Dobson – Collection Development Librarian Did you know that we have a basement area in The Library which is full of printed journals from all subject areas? We provide access to tens of thousands of journals online, which

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