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Archive for the ‘Geography’ Category

The National Archives on Flickr

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 22, 2010

 The National Archives, the UK government’s official archive, containing over 900 years of history have made a selection of their images available through Flickr to give some idea of the material they retain.

There are some fantastic images ranging from Jane Austens will, to The Big Three at Yalta (Churchill, Roosevelt & Stalin), Medieval manuscripts to Whitley Bay posters, maps, plans, seals & artifacts and all are in the Creative Commons with no known copyright restrictions. What about the US National Archive phototream? An amazing collection from the American Civil War to photodocumentaries of everyday life in the 1970’s.

You can comment on the pictures and make copies of them so why not have a look?

National Archives

US National Archives


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Student Reading Group – Recruiting Now!

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 17, 2010


Students can already share their opinions and favourite/most hated reads in the Blog Off and Read! group on Moodle.


Would you like to meet up with other like-minded students on a regular basis to chat about the ‘read of the week’ and share ideas face to face?

Is that a YES!?!

Well then, you’ll need to contact our Senior Information officer Pat Hebron and she’ll do the rest.

Send an email to with your –


ID Number


Preferred Contact Email

Times of the week that would suit you best

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Google Earth & Climate Change Education

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 18, 2009

The University of Wales Newport have produced a learning resource exploring the impact of climate change. It aims to help educationalists and climate change activists use Google Earth to explore the impact of climate change on a global scale and it should be of use to teachers and students alike.

This e-publication provides a case study that employs Google Earth in examining climate change impacts and sustainable development issues in North Africa. Click the link below to access it.


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Contaminated Land Use – Best Practice

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 2, 2009

For research or assigments – some links to get you going on the subject of contaminated land and sustainable land use. You cant make more land for a growing population, so is this one of the better solutions – the ultimate recycling?

claireCL:AIRE – Contaminated land, applications in real environments. Non-profit organisation (as referenced in Issue 176 IRN)

env agency logo   The Envrionment Agency – Contaminated Land definition and regulations




defra logo  Defra – Contaminated Land legislation and responsibilities




wag logoWelsh Assembly – Contminated Land statutory guidance


ciria logoCIRIA – Contaminated land information portal




safegrounds logoSafegrounds – Learning network for developing good practice




eugris logoEUGRIS – EU soil and water management


e pro logoEnvironmental Protection UK – Contaminated land risks and solutions




clarrc logoCLARRC – Contaminated land research and remediation document library




camden logoCamden Council – Historical landuse tool  


Example local campaigns – Bedwas Colliery , Wolverhampton gardens, Conwy school relocation.

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UC Berkley webcasts – Video & Podcasts

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 23, 2009

Berkley university have kindly made available a host of webcasts that cover a number of subject areas that include psychology, biology, computer science and engineering.


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A Vision of Britain

Posted by LibeRaCe on July 13, 2009


vision brit

This excellent website allows you to access historical maps and statistical information about your local area in the 19th and 20th centuries through postcode and placename searches. You also have access to travel writing from as far back as the 1190’s – the Rough Guides of their day! This inlcudes the Giraldus Cambrensis tour through Wales.

You can zoom into the maps for more detail and the Statistical Atlas tab gives you a great overview of life in the UK through the decades under headings like Langauge & Learning, Employment and Social Structure. There are interactive online tutorials under the Learning Resources tab, such as the history of census taking, which help you to get the most from the site. This is a valuable social research tool that gives access to many previously unpublished resources.

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The Encyclopedia Earth

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 11, 2009

The goal of Encyclopedia Earth is to be the largest reliable information resource on the environment in history. This is an outstanding online encyclopedia that covers just about everything on planet earth, from Acid Rain to the Signs and Symptons of Scabies. The resources are in the form of free searchable articles, conference papers, speeches and e-books, written by scholars, professionals and educators and other experts in their respective  fields.


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World Digital Library

Posted by LibeRaCe on April 22, 2009

This website gives access to cultural treasures from all over the world, in the form of manuscripts, maps, rare books, film and photographs.

Browse by place, time, topic, item or institution. Includes interactive image-viewing that allows you to focus in and scan round the images viewed.


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Posted by LibeRaCe on December 2, 2008

Worldmapper contains about 600 world maps where the countries of the world are warped, shrunk or stretched in size to display the differences in population, teenage births, religion etc. click on the A-Z map index and choose from a wide range of subjects. 366 of the maps are available as PDF posters for printing.


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Open University Blogs

Posted by LibeRaCe on May 12, 2008

The Open University’s blog portal is a wealth of information and news on a huge range of subjects. Posts are topical, current and written by OU lecturing/teaching staff.

There are also links back to BBC OU programmes (some are even hosted on the BBC iPlayer if you missed them), with upcoming show lists and some free learning resources available.

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