Category Archives: Digital online archive

Free journal downloads

Although we have many journals available to download and read online through the library catalogue, some are still only available in print. Emigre Magazine (graphic design) is usually accessible in our Aldgate library as a print journal, however for the … Continue reading

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Argos catalogue archive online

Last month Argos announced it would stop printing it’s seminal paper catalogue (apparently once found in three quarters of British homes, and only the Bible was found in more homes!), as online shopping increases. It was first printed 47 years … Continue reading

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Archives for the future

We are currently living through a historic time. When we want to research historic moments we often go to archives and museums specialising in that area or subject. In the future it is likely the extraordinary time we are living … Continue reading

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Beautiful books online

London Met has thousands of E-books available online, but if you are missing our wonderful art books in the library, where else can you find beautiful ones online to browse? Some places such as the British Library and Oxford University … Continue reading

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Copyright free images

Are you looking for images you can use without having to worry about copyright?  Most images you can find on the internet will have some kind of copyright, even if there is nothing to indicate it. It’s important to check … Continue reading

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Exhibitions to visit online

With most galleries and museums now closed due to coronavirus, many are upping their online content, and in some cases you can virtually visit the exhibitions. If you’re looking for inspiration, and you would normally visit a gallery or museum, … Continue reading

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British and Irish Furniture Makers Online workshop 3rd Feb

  British and Irish Furniture Makers Online (BIFMO) is a free open access online resource of thousands of biographical notes of furniture makers nationwide from 1640 onwards. They are  collaborating with  Layers of London (a website recording the rich layers of … Continue reading

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Time to vote!

With the election fast approaching, we have put up a display in Aldgate library tying in Art and Politics (a vast subject!). Did you know Parliament has its own art collection?  It is jointly owned by the House of Commons … Continue reading

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Sound archives and exhibitions

South London Gallery: Her Noise Currently on display at the South London Gallery is a selection of items from the ‘Her Noise’ archive, which is held at London College of Communication as part of their Archives and Special Collections. Her … Continue reading

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Youth Culture

To coincide with the launch of an online archive of over 16000 images of youth culture by the Museum of Youth Culture in partnership with Google Arts and Culture, we have put together a display in Aldgate Library on this … Continue reading

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