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Save the Date – Eurolis Seminar 2022

El 14 de septiembre de 2022 en Biblioteca/Library por | Sin comentarios

This year’s seminar is taking shape!

It will be held online on Wednesday 9th, 16th and 23rd of November 2022.

The Eurolis Seminar 2022 will seek to analyse experiences of how libraries from different European countries, contribute significantly to sustainable development and what activities are being proposed that advocate the inclusion of libraries and access to information as part of national and regional development plans which will help to meet the UN 2030 Agenda.
Register now!

Enjoy our eLibrary this summer!

If you’re in the mood for some reading in Spanish, enjoy our eLibrary from wherever you spend your summer holidays: https://libroselectronicos.cervantes.es

Canning House Collection at Instituto Cervantes London

El 1 de abril de 2022 en Biblioteca/Library por | Sin comentarios

In 2012 one of the most important libraries on Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula open to the public in the United Kingdom, the Canning House library, closed its doors to the public.

Most of its more than 50,000 volumes became part of the King’s College Library. A small collection was donated to the library of the Institute Cervantes in London.

The total number of holdings donated to our library was 1,135 and they cover a wide range of topics: travel books on Spain and Latin America, biographies of historical figures, translations of literature from Spanish into English, books on the history of Spain and Latin America, art books and literary criticism.

From those 1,135 holdings, there are 75 old books dating from the eighteenth century to 1899 and dealing with various topics such as the Chronicles on the War of Spanish Succession, the War of Independence, Gibraltar, on the invincible Armada, explorations and trips. to different Latin American countries, History of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, on the conquest of Peru, the biography of Hernán Cortés and that of Nelson, among others.

There is also a Quixote in 4 volumes from 1896, an edition of Garcilaso de la Vega’s work from 1823 and an edition of Gaucho Martín Fierro from 1897.

The cataloguing of these holdings was carried out between October and December 2021.

Access the complete catalogue  here

Colección Canning House en el Instituto Cervantes de Londres

El 1 de abril de 2022 en Biblioteca/Library por | Sin comentarios

En 2012 una de las bibliotecas más importantes sobre Latinoamérica y la Península Ibérica abiertas al público en el Reino Unido, la biblioteca de Canning House, cerraba sus puertas al público. 

La mayoría de sus más de 50,000 volúmenes pasaron a formar parte de la biblioteca del King’s College . Una pequeña colección se donó a la biblioteca del Instituto Cervantes de Londres       

El número total de volúmenes donados a nuestra biblioteca fue de 1,135 libros y abarcan una gran amplitud de temas: libros de viaje a España y Latinoamérica, biografías de personajes históricos, traducciones de literatura en español al inglés, libros sobre historia de España y Latinoamérica y libros de arte y crítica literaria.

De ese total de 1,135 libros hay 75 libros antiguos que datan desde el siglo XVIII a 1899 y que tratan de diversos asuntos como las Crónicas sobre la Guerra de Sucesión Española, la Guerra de la Independencia, Gibraltar, sobre la Armada invencible, exploraciones y viajes a distintos países de Latinoamérica, Historia de México, Puerto Rico, Cuba, sobre la conquista del Perú, la biografía de Hernán Cortés y la de Nelson, entre otros. 

También hay un Quijote en 4 volúmenes de 1896, una edición de obra de Garcilaso de la Vega de 1823 y una edición del Gaucho Martín Fierro de 1897.

La catalogación de dichos fondos se realizó entre octubre y diciembre de 2021.

Accede aquí al catálogo completo

New digital library card

El 30 de noviembre de 2021 en Biblioteca/Library por | Sin comentarios

How does it work?

1.- Apply for a library card online: Library Membership Form.

2.- You will received an email with a library card number.

3.-In order to activate the card, you will need to contact the library Tel: 020 7201 0757 (during the opening times) or send us an email: biblon@cervantes.es.

Find out more about fees and conditions

4.- Once the Digital Library Card has been activated, you can get a digital copy of your card from the library online catalogue (MOPAC), identifying yourself with the library card number given in the letter and the chosen password.

This is the QR to access the library online catalogue (MOPAC)

This is how the screen would look like in order to identify yourself with the library card number given in the letter and the chosen password:

5.- Then, by clicking on the icon on the right hand side of the screen you will see the Digital Library Card. This is jpg image that can be saved in the photo gallery of your mobile device and that can be read by conventional optical readers

Do you want to find out more about the MOPAC?

What is MOPAC?

The OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) is the automated library catalogue,

available through Internet. The MOPAC allows you to access the OPAC easily and quickly from your mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.)

How can I use MOPAC?

Access from your mobile device to the address http://catalogos.cervantes.es/movil From the catalogue page, you can now:

  • Access to your library account
  • View and download your DIGITAL LIBRARY CARD
  • Search all the titles in the library 
  • Check if any sock item is available or checked out
  • Renew any stock item online (You can renew items online once)
  • Reserve any sock item online
  • Borrow e-books
  • Access to our e-resources

Eurolis Seminar 2021 -POST PANDEMIC PANACEAS

El 6 de octubre de 2021 en Biblioteca/Library por | Sin comentarios

This year’s Eurolis Seminar will be focused on The Role of Libraries’ Initiative & Impact on The Young Generation.

An online conference held over 3 weeks | Wednesdays 03, 10 and 17th Novembre 2021, from 4 to 6pm.

Choose your slot(s) & register for free


The seminar will seek to explore the effect that library closures due to the pandemic had on children and how libraries have reacted. Through online presentations from European speakers, we will learn what creative strategies of connecting young audiences and other digital outreach programs European librarians have come up with and the impact on children’s learning and development.

Seminar Chair & UK speaker: Carol Stump, Chief at Kirklees Library Service & President of Libraries Connected

All sessions will be held on ZOOM. All sessions are in English. Time for questions sent via chat will be reserved at the end of each presentation.

PROGRAMME & SPANISH SPEAKER

SESSION 3 | Wednesday 17 November 2021 – Spanish speaker Anna Cabré

Cabré holds a diploma in Library and Information Studies and a BA in History and BA in Documentation. Cabré is currently the director of Innovation and Communication at Barcelona Libraries Consortium. Previously she was the director of the Nou Barris Library in Barcelona.

Cabré’s presentation title: Barcelona Libraries Consortium and COVID-19: the challenge of maintaining strong community ties with Children and young people.

Cabré’s presentation summary: The priority during the pandemic was people, and one of the biggest challenges was maintaining the link with the children and young people’s community. At first, libraries focused on the increase in online activities and services and more interlibrary cooperation among the region; Two and a half months later, the aim was directed to a progressive reopening of the libraries and resuming gradually our face-to-face services and activities.

Library Opening Times

El 6 de octubre de 2021 en Biblioteca/Library por | Sin comentarios

Tuesday to Thursday, from 11:00 to 18:30

Friday, from 11:00 to 18:00

Saturday, from 9:30 to 14:30

Check our eLibrary open 24/7, as well as our online library activities: Conversation Club and Reading Club

Hemingway y España en nuestra biblioteca

Este año se conmemora el 60 aniversario del fallecimiento de Ernest Miller Hemingway (21 de julio 1899 – 2 de julio de 1961) y por tal motivo la BBC ha programado un documental en 6 episodios sobre la vida y obra del gran autor norteamericano del siglo XX que ganó el Premio Nobel de literatura en 1954.

En la web hay cientos de entradas sobre su vida y su obra. Abajo citamos algunas, aunque destacamos de entre todas, el artículo que se encuentra en la Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes de Francisco Ynduráin Hernández: España en la obra de Hemingway.

Desde el Instituto Cervantes de Londres queremos homenajear al autor que dedicó gran parte de su obra a España, rescatando los materiales que tenemos en nuestra biblioteca escritos por él o sobre él.

Death in the afternoon / Ernest Hemingway. Editorial: London : Jonathan Cape, 1950

The sun also rises (Fiesta) / Ernest Hemingway.Editorial:London [etc.] : Pan Books, 1957

For whom the bell tolls / Ernest Hemingway. London, The Reprint Society, 1942


   
The Spanish war / Ernest Hemingway. London, Raymong Postage, 1938

Digging The Spanish Earth: the archaeology of a classic / a Peter Davis production. Editorial: Villon Films, ©2017.

De Hemingway a Barzini: corresponsales extranjeros en la guerra civil / Daniel Arasa.Edición:1 ed.Editorial:Barcelona : Stella Maris, 2016

Hemingway / Anthony Burgess; [traducción a cargo de Mª Isabel Merino] ; prólogo, Josep Mª Castellet.Editorial:Barcelona : Salvat, [1985]

Censura y recepción de Hemingway en España / Douglas Edward LaPrade. Editorial: Departament de Filologia Anglesa y Alemanya, Universitat de València, 2005

Otras páginas de interés:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Hemingway

https://www.expatica.com/es/moving/society-history/hemingway-spain-107576/

http://www.thehemingwayproject.com/

COLECCIÓN DE VIAJEROS – Latinoamérica/1

La colección de libros de viajeros del Instituto Cervantes de Londres es una de las más destacadas de las bibliotecas de los Institutos Cervantes en el mundo. Esta colección representa fundamentalmente la imagen de España en la literatura de viajes de escritores extranjeros. Cubre un período de más de tres siglos de relatos sobre la historia, la sociedad y la cultura españolas desde principios del siglo XVIII hasta bien entrado el siglo XX y en estos libros se recoge la visión que se ha tenido de España desde diversos países, entre ellos Gran Bretaña, Francia, Alemania, Italia o Estados Unidos.

Además de esta colección de libros de viajeros que visitaron España, el Instituto Cervantes de Londres posee algunos libros de viajeros que visitaron algunos de los países Latinoamericanos. En las próximas entradas al blog vamos a ocuparnos de ellos.

MEXICO

Mexico as I Saw it / Alec-Tweedie, Mrs (Ethel),) (1862-1940)

Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons, [1911].-480 páginas

Este libro es un relato de dos viajes que la autora hizo a México en 1901 y 1906 y los cambios producidos en ese tiempo, con un prefacio de esta edición de 1911

This book is an account of two trips he author made to Mexico in 1901 and 1906 and the changes wrought in that time with a preface dated 1911.

La autora fue escritora de viajes, biógrafa, historiadora, periodista, editora, fotógrafa y artista, y también escribió bajo el nombre de Ethel B. Harley.

The author was a travel writer, biographer, historian, journalist, editor, photographer and artist, and also wrote under the name of Ethel B. Harley.

About the first edition  / Sobre la primera edición de 1901

Begins with a moving account of the Galveston Disaster of 1900 and its aftermath, before moving on to an extensive investigation of Mexico, illustrated throughout with excellent photos. Excellently written, though language and to a certain extent attitudes (though still progressive) are naturally of another age. Large fold-out map to rear.. 8vo. 472pp

Link to the first edition / enlace a la primera edición

About the autor / Sobre la autora

http://www.kathrynshistoryblog.com/2021/01/adventure-and-tragedy-life-of-mrs-alec.html

Five self-study BOOKS to start learning Spanish and more …

El 17 de mayo de 2021 en Biblioteca/Library por | Sin comentarios

There are many reasons to learn Spanish; You may want to improve your job prospects, to be able to travel through Spanish-speaking countries, to pass your A-Levels exams or just keep your brain active. On the other hand, language skills are in demand around the world, so knowing another language could lead to more opportunities. Learning a language is certainly not easy, and it takes a long time to be able to speak it fluently. If you are looking to start learning Spanish or continue improving what you already know, we have prepared some self-study books edited in English from our library that can help you

Lots of courage and stop by our library!

Talk Spanish The Ideal Course for Absolute Beginners / Aurora Longo, Almudena Sánchez Inma Mcleish, Susan Dunnett

Harlow, [England] : Pearson Education Limited, 2014.

Everything you need to make learning Sapnish easy. the ultimate course – all in one pack. Whether you’re learning for business, travel or just for fun, its straightforward, step-by-step approach will ensure you’re soon able to speak Spanish in a range of everyday situations. With specially designed activities and clear, jargon-free grammar explanations you’ll quickly develop your language skills and make genuine progress right from the start.

ISBN 9781406678970

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15-minute Spanish. learn in just 12 weeks / Ana Bremón

London : Dorling Kindersley, cop. 2013

Fifteen-minute Spanish. Helps you to speak and understand Spanish with confidence. This book includes real-life examples designed to cover every holiday and business situation and two accompanying 60-minute CDs to help you perfect your pronunciation

ISBN 9781409381693

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Easy learning Spanish audio course: the easiest way to learn a language

7ª ed.– Glasgow : HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. (Easy learning).

UK’s bestselling language learning audio series This Spanish Audio Course takes you from complete beginner to complete confidence. It is the perfect companion for holidays and business trips abroad. * Easy to use – fast, flexible and portable * Easy to follow – just listen, speak and learn * Easy to learn – no complex grammar Whether you’re a beginner or you want to refresh and build upon your existing knowledge, you can become confident in Spanish without even having to pick up a pen. Contains a 96-page booklet and 6 CDs with over 6 hours of audio. 

ISBN 9780008205690

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Get started in Spanish / Mark Stacey and Ángela Gonzlez Hevia

[New Edition] Advisory editor, Paul Coggle ; revised by Karen Davy

London: Teach Yourself, 2012 + 1 CD-ROM. MP3 CD-ROM

Get started reading, speaking and listening in Spanish. Ideal for complete beginners, this course comprises a book and online audio support.

ISBN 9781444174922

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Collins complete Spanish: grammar + verbs + vocabulary / managing editor, Maree Airlee

This book offers beginners a clear and easy-to-understand guide to the verbs and grammar of Spanish. Perfect for Spanish exams revision. Designed for all those learning Spanish at school, at work or at home. It provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points are highlighted throughout as a means of reinforcement. In addition, a full glossary gives clear explanations of grammatical terminology. This book also provides beginners with all the regular verb forms and conjugations, and the most common tenses of irregular verbs are shown in full. An index contains over 2,800 verbs which are cross-referred to their conjugation model.

Glasgow : Collins, 2016

 ISBN 9780008141738

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