Archive for October, 2010

Persian Books Now Catalogued


Two years ago, many of the books at OIL were not yet on the online catalogue. Then they hired James to do a retro-conversion project and put them all on the catalogue. 

He’s just completed the Persian Language & Literature section. Many of these books haven’t got duplicate copies elsewhere in Oxford, so it was a particularly hard task. There were around 2500 books. Just over 1450 were already on OLIS and 225 were in Oxford at other locations. 725 were unique to our library so needed to be catalogued from scratch and 100 were in Persian and James couldn’t find a record for them so they need to wait for our Persian specialist to catalogue.

We’re approaching the end of the project- there’s just Turkish and Hebrew to go (plus a few random oddments)…


Termtime Opening Hours


The vacation is over, Oxford is now in 0th week, and as such we’re starting termtime opening hours from this Saturday, 9th October 2010.

We’ll be open from 10am until 4pm on Saturday. If you arrive after 1pm the front doors to the building may be closed- telephone 01865 278201 to be let in.

From Monday we’ll be open until 7pm, and the front doors to the building will also be open until then.