#StillSpecial: Virtual Reading Room launch

Come on in! We are delighted to announce the launch of our Virtual Reading Room. When COVID-19 put a temporary halt to on-site access to collections, we started putting in place new services to enable access remotely. The VRR allows exploration of high-quality digital versions of books and documents by registered users, as well as […]

#StillSpecial: Google Arts & Culture launch

Written by UMASCS Librarian, Claire Clough  We have some exciting news to share with you – we have become the newest member of the Google Arts & Culture family! The University of Reading Special Collections are now on Google Arts & Culture. For the first time, you can explore treasures and stories from the University of Reading Special Collections on the Google Arts […]

New “testbed” for digital archives funded by a National Archives grant

Throughout 2020 we have continued to find innovate ways to enable access to collections. This week our service has re-opened to the public and in the coming weeks we will be launching new digital services which will be talking about on social media using #StillSpecial. One big challenge, which will increasingly face all archive services, […]