LLAS Event

llasevent iconLanguage diversity in Scottish universities: practical strategies to support teaching and learning
Event date: 20 February, 2009
Location: Western Infirmary Seminar Rooms, Dumbarton Road, University of Glasgow, G11 6NT
llasevent iconSupporting our international future: cross-sector partnerships to promote languages in Scotland
Event date: 1 December, 2008
Location: University of Edinburgh, Playfair Library

Area Studies Collection

ascollection iconGlasgow Digital Library (GDL)
Glasgow Digital Library (GDL)has produced a series of freely available e-books relating to Glasgow and Scotland. These books have been digitised and converted toweb format at the Centre for Digital Library Research from a variety of special collections.
ascollection iconSt Andrews University Library photographic collection: The photographic presentation of landscape and people
St Andrews' holds one of the largest and most important collections of historic photography in Scotland. Includes the Valentine collection (the surviving image archive of the 19th century company which later became one of the largest publishers of picture postcards in the world), the Robert Moyes Adam collection (which concentrates largely on rural Scotland - its landscape and people, c.1900-1950), and the George Cowie collection (the work of a freelance journalist based in St Andrews c.1930-1980 whose c.60,000 negatives document all aspects of life in north-east Fife and its role in national events during a highly significant fifty-year period, and also contains an astounding golfing archive). St Andrews has many other smaller collections (both historic and modern) of local, national and international range. The collection of very early photography (1840-c.1870) is one of the finest in the world.
ascollection iconMichael Peto photographic collection
Michael Peto came to Britain from Hungary in 1939. He was a freelance journalist with the Observer newspaper, and travelled extensively, covering the work of the Save the Children Fund around the world. Other aspects of his work involved the arts, especially the London ballet scene. Major topics covered by the collection (which consists of some 130,000 items) thus include Eastern Europe, Israel, India, ballet and theatre and Scotland, as well as leading political, literary and entertainment figures.
ascollection iconGeorge Washington Wilson collection
The George Washington Wilson collection comprises 40,000 negatives spanning the period 1859-1908, which offer a topographical record of the UK (but also include material relating to colonial Australia and South Africa, and the western Mediterranean coast). It is also a rich record of urban and rural growth, industrialisation, transportation and many elements of social history. Further collections held by the University complement the GWW archive with many more photographs of Scotland, and particularly north-east Scotland - its landscape, buildings and archaeology.
ascollection iconCharting the Nation: widening access to maps of Scotland and associated archives 1550-1740
Charting the Nation is a collaborative digital imaging and cataloguing project funded by the Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP), with additional support from the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network (SCRAN) and the National Library of Scotland. The primary aim of the project is to provide on-line access to maps of Scotland and their associated archives dating from 1550 to 1740.
ascollection iconGlasgow Novel Collection
Extensive collection on Scottish literature. The strength of the collection lies in contemporary material and emphasis has been placed on post-1945 writing. The collection reflects the needs of teaching and research within the University. An Archive on the Glasgow Novel has been established. The archive includes fictional works in which the City of Glasgow is a significant theme.
ascollection iconScottish Parliamentary Archive
Extensive collection on Scottish government, politics, political parties, devolution, public policy and elections. The strength of the collection lies in contemporary material. Emphasis has been placed on post-1945 material. The Collection reflects the needs of teaching and research within the University. All Scottish Parliamentary Papers are collected. An Archive on the Scottish Parliament has been established. Material relating to the Scottish Parliament including election ephemera from the Scottish Parliamentary elections is collected.