Tuesday, 19 February 2013

National Library of Scotland news

News from the National Library of Scotland (www.nls.uk):

Exhibitions and Displays

Putting Scotland on the Map: The world of John Bartholomew and Son
Until 7 May 2013

Our spring exhibition tells the story of one of Scotland's most influential mapmaking firms, John Bartholomew and Son.

We bring the firm's Duncan Street building back to life, with an Edwardian factory feel. Visitors will be able to discover key stages of the Bartholomews' map making process; from the collection and compilation of source material to the skillful colourists, to the upside down, back to front world of the copperplate engravers and their handmade tools.

Told though spoken word recordings, photographs, tools and some of the unique manuscript maps from the Bartholomew Archive, this is the fascinating story of a firm who really did put Scotland on the map.

Free admission

Scottish Women of Science: Celebrating trailblazers from our past
1 March - 30 April 2013

In this new display to mark Women's history month and the Edinburgh International Science Festival we celebrate the lives and work of Scottish women of science.

It features items celebrating the discoveries of 19th century astronomer Williamina Fleming, geologist Maria Gordon and genetics research pioneer Charlotte Auerbach among others. Step into our George IV Bridge visitor centre and be inspired.

Free admission


Getting started at NLS
7 March, 10.30am

Learn how to register as a reader, find your way around the Library, request materials and find out about our other services. The workshop also includes a tour of the Reading Rooms.

If you are planning to register to use the Library after the workshop, please bring evidence of identity such as a current driving licence or a recent utility bill.

Read all about it!
11 March, 6pm

An introduction to online newspaper resources available at NLS.

The session includes demonstrations of a selection of resources and tips on how to search and discover the information you need.

Please note spaces are limited at our free workshops. To reserve a place visit our website or call 0131 623 3734.

(With thanks to the NLS - full newsletter at http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=f9gw5rcab&v=001CYMvdQv4AOjf1SdY_O9xaiGRXrpic_vTBpSglS6cUucSnEHbMxl3JO49t1tkDx5iy8NY2B4zBOKbD3xqpLAG7DAWEdzHaK6Yg72yLIvhmab27e9VMTl0_Ce7V10Flr5SlK_b2mOcL5E%3D)


Pre-order my new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, through Pen and Sword (30 April 2013), or purchase early at Who Do You Think You Are Live 2013 in London. For my other genealogy books, please visit  http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html; whilst for my online Scottish based genealogy courses please visit the Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd site.

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