Information Services Advent Calendar

December saw the launch of the Information Services Advent calendar. For each day until the 24th of December we revealed an image from our special collections and University’s archive material, some of which had a Christmas theme! The calendar highlighted our vast range of collections such as A book of Christmas carols with illustrations published in 1846:

Image from  A book of Christmas carols, illuminated from ancient manuscripts in the British Museum published by Joseph Cundall of London, c. 1846. Held by Information Services in the Appleton Collection. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/collections/appleton

Held by Information Services in the Appleton Collection. http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/collections/appleton

and old photos from 1907 of Shakespearian dramatics at the Christmas college play:Shakespearian dramatics

This was a new venture for us, and we’re pleased with the result and feedback we’ve received about the calendar. Please share your thoughts too if you wish. You can view the complete calendar here: http://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/collections/special-collections/advent/

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One response to “Information Services Advent Calendar

  1. Chris Wilkins

    I really enjoyed this and hope it got out to a wide audience, maybe have a launch if it is done again next year.

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