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Darwin's missing notebooks

Darwin's missing notebooks

Cambridge University Library has announced a public appeal for help in locating two missing notebooks, one of which contains Charles Darwin’s iconic 1837 ‘Tree of Life’ sketch.

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Library life in the time of Covid

It’s March 2020 and almost all Cambridge University libraries have closed their doors. The University was no longer open to students, staff or visitors, the first time since the Great Plague in 1665. COVID-19 has halted our ‘normal’ way of life and libraries all over the world have had to adapt how they serve their...

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Cambridge University Library launches Digital Preservation Programme

To ensure current and ongoing access to digital collection materials, a programme of work will soon begin to establish the Cambridge University Libraries Digital Preservation Service.

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Cambridge University Library joins Google Arts and Culture

From Monday 31 August, audiences across the globe will be able to explore some of the treasures of Cambridge University Library on the Google Arts and Culture platform .

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Read more at: A baker, a plumber, and a... swan taker

A baker, a plumber, and a... swan taker

Cambridge University Library's joint project continues to reveal the secrets of crime and punishment in the Isle of Ely

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Read more at: Reopening Cambridge University Libraries: Next Steps

Reopening Cambridge University Libraries: Next Steps

Recovery road map for physical collections and services

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Read more at: Hidden treasures of Cambridge Digital Library

Hidden treasures of Cambridge Digital Library

Since its launch in 2011, Cambridge Digital Library (CDL) has had more than 20 million page views from over 2.2million users accessing its collections from every country on the globe.

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Read more at: Saving Turkey's Children

Saving Turkey's Children

Exiled by Hitler, Albert Eckstein turned his medical expertise to saving Turkey's poorest children from the curse of infant mortality.

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Read more at: Digital Mycenae: Explore the ancient Greek city of Mycenae in a newly released digital archive

Digital Mycenae: Explore the ancient Greek city of Mycenae in a newly released digital archive

Archives relating to the British excavations of one of the most celebrated and famous cities of the ancient world, Mycenae in Greece, have been digitised on the Cambridge Digital Library to celebrate the centenary of the British archaeological dig.

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Read more at: Bringing Cambridge University Libraries To You

Bringing Cambridge University Libraries To You

We are committed to getting the physical library spaces and services open again as soon as possible, but only when it is safe to do so.

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