Saturday, December 20, 2008

A peek into the past

The State Papers Domestic of Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, covering the period from 1509 to 1603 are now available online for anyone who's interested to rummage though, at State Papers Online.

The papers cover a vast range of issues from the time:

Containing 380,000 facsimile manuscript documents linked to fully-searchable Calendar entries, Part I delivers the complete collection of State Papers Domestic for this era. Every facet of early modern Government is detailed including social and economic affairs.
Key themes of Part I include:
  • Henry VIII’s relations with Europe
  • The Reformation
  • The Dissolution of Monasteries
  • Elizabeth I: Marriage and the Succession
  • Voyages of Discovery of Drake, Gilbert, Hawkins and Frobisher
  • Relations between the Crown and the nobility
  • The rise and fall of the Earl of Essex
  • The diplomacy of William Cecil and Francis Walsingham
Includes:
  • From the National Archives, London: SP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15
  • From the British Library: Lansdowne Collection Burghley Papers
  • Calendars to all the above series and the HMC Calendars and Haynes/Murdin transcriptions of the Cecil Papers, Hatfield House

Part II will be available from 2009, and will include:
"The Tudors: Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, 1509 – 1603: State Papers Foreign, Ireland, Scotland, Borders and Registers of the Privy Council"

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Faceout Books

An interesting weekly blog about book sleeve design. There's some lovely books out there!

Faceout Books

Friday, December 12, 2008

Final shelving post

I promise!

This is the last of them!


Chair / Bookshelf in one

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Detachable Bookshelf

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Little Wooden Cubes Shelf

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Infinity Bookshelf

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Twisted Bookcase

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Triangle Shelves

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Apple Crates

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Colourful Shelving

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Tree Shelf

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Monday, December 08, 2008

More shelving entertainment

And more fun shelves and library bits and bobs!


Pocket Library

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Hanging Bookshelf

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Batman Chair

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Book Hangers

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Salvaged Shelves

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Maze Bookshelf

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Holibobs!

Miss Jennie has scheduled some lightweight, pretty-bookcases / shelving and random thoughts posts over the next week or two...as she's heading off to the Winter sun of New Zealand, yay!

As of Saturday / some-point-far-too-many-hours-travel-later, I'll be on holiday, escaping to the not-depths-of-freezing-Winter delights of Christchurch. And, I'll be fitting in a trip to Wellington, and probably even a trip to the NZ Parliament building and a tour. Yes, even on holiday, I'm a law geek..

So, toodle-pip, see ya in the new year!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

Some book shelf solutions

Ah, the joys of Crib Candy - so many pretty things appear in my feed reader!

Of course, as a library geek, I keep a note of the nicest shelving solutions...hey, you never know when my employers might go mad and demand a redesign of the Library using only eco-friendly materials, or one entirely suspended from the ceiling, right?!?!

So, here's some of the most interesting book shelves that I've seen recently.

Diagonal Bookshelves

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Slat shelf

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Rotating Bookshelf

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Rotating Shelving System

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Double Access shelf

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Leaf Shelf (with perhaps a OTT claim - "Available in all leaves of the known universe."

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Leaves Bookshelves

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Bamboo Bookshelves

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Think that's enough for now...more to follow!
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