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Digital Detox 2019

Tweet From 16th – 21st January 2019 as a part of the #HealthyDMU campaign we will be closing all our social media channels in support of the #Digital Detox to promote an awareness of the impact of unrestrained social media … Continue reading

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Come and work with us!

Tweet Come and join our team! We’ve secured a Wellcome Trust Research Resources Grant to catalogue an exciting set of collections relating to sports history including skiing, boxing, football and the Special Olympics! If you have any questions or want … Continue reading

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New website for Special Collections catalogues

Tweet Special Collections is delighted to announce that we have moved to a new cataloguing system with a dedicated new website! The system, Epexio by Metadatis, will give us more behind-the-scenes functionality that will enable us to improve the catalogues … Continue reading

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World War I Centenary: Remembrance Day 2018

Tweet Events taking place across the country on Sunday 11th November will mark Armistice Day when in 1918 World War One finally ended. #DMUHeritage has a travelling pop-up display commemorating the contribution of DMU’s predecessor, the Leicester Municipal Technical and … Continue reading

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Explore Your Archive 2018

Tweet It’s November which means … it’s nearly time for Explore Your Archive! Explore Your Archive is a campaign that showcases the best of archives and archive services in the UK and Ireland. The campaign is owned by the sector … Continue reading

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Conference Round-Up: Part 1

Tweet At the end of August I was fortunate to attend the Archives and Records Association annual conference, this year held in Glasgow with the theme “People Make Records”. In this blog post I want to round up some of the key points and interesting … Continue reading

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National Sporting Heritage Day 2018

Tweet Held on 30th September every year and organised by Sporting Heritage, the day, established in 2014, is a campaign geared towards celebrating and raising awareness about all sporting collections held in the UK. By way of celebrating the day … Continue reading

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#exploreyourarchives Through the decades, 00’s

Tweet In preparation for the upcoming Explore Your Archives event celebrating archives across the UK, ARA Scotland has started a new Twitter campaign focusing on history through the decades! Each week the theme changes to the next decade and the … Continue reading

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Stock Taking Round-Up 2018

Tweet “Stock taking” is the name of our game for a 2 week period, usually in the summer months when reader numbers are very low. At this time, Special Collections closes and gets on with large-scale tasks: all hands on … Continue reading

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PHRC Conference Write-Up

Tweet We were pleased to see that Naomi Daw aka The Heritage Girl mentioned our display in her write-up of the Photographic History Research Centre annual conference: “The display of items from the De Montfort University Special Collections was also … Continue reading

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