It has often been said that research is about “standing on the shoulders of giants”, what has been done before is of fundamental importance to new discoveries. Crucial to this is access to research – a subject that has been in the news recently with Wellcome Trust’s decision to launch an open access e-journal eLife, […]
One of the things I love about working in libraries is the weird and wonderful questions you are asked and how, on occasions, information you find for one enquirer can be useful in answering another – sometimes years later. This has happened to me recently with King George IVs giraffe! In 2010 I found an […]
Search the library catalogue for Isambard Kingdom Brunel, born on this day in 1806, and you will find one entry – for William Youatt’s book The Horse: its history, breeds, and management to which is appended, a treatise on draught first published in 1831. The link to Brunel? The inclusion of his ‘treatise on draught’ – […]
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