It's a blog, it's about the Caird Library. What more do you need to know?
Firstly I guess, it's by and about us - the Library and Manuscripts team at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. It's also by and about you too - because if you have a comment or opinion about anything you read here we'd love to know. (All comments are moderated; we promise to publish quickly.)
We'll be writing regularly about a variety of things: from the latest news on events and displays, to new titles and collections catalogued, and who's researching what in the Reading Room. The first week of every month we'll be featuring an item from the collections, researched by one of the library and manuscripts team and (gorgeously) photographed by the museum's photo studio. (Item of the month used to be published on the main museum website - it's now archived here.)
Other features include RSS feeds from selected magazines and journals that we also have in print in the library. We're currently showing New Scientist, Sky and Telescope and Model Boats - click on the headlines in the right hand column to go through to the websites and read the full articles.
Also in the right hand column you'll find our del.icio.us tag cloud. The tags link through to the Caird Library's del.icio.us account, which we'll be using to bookmark useful websites about all things relating to the sea, ships, time and the stars.
Finally, you can subscribe to the blog via our RSS feed, or register with Feedblitz to get updates by email. And if you want to know more about us and our collections, try our pages on the main museum website or our online catalogue.
Renée (Digital Resources Librarian)