Welcome to my blog! Since November 2012, I have been working at Sunderland University as the Law Librarian and the E-Resources Librarian. Earlier posts on this blog are from my former job as the Librarian of St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford. I am a passionately keen on information skills teaching and empowering library users to be able to navigate their physical and electronic library effectively.
My other interests include rowing and Lego.
In case you are wondering about the name of this blog, a “dark archive” is a back-up kept by e-publishers in case something goes wrong with their usual server or if they go out of business. It is “dark” because it is not open to anyone, whereas “light archives” can readily be accessed.
I chose this name for my blog as it is a library/publishing/archiving term, and I like the sense of mystery around it. However, unlike a true dark archive, the content on this blog is already public.
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This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.