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Category Archives: part time PhD
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This is a guest post from Karen McAulay, Music and Academic Services Librarian and concurrently Postdoctoral Researcher at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Karen has worked in the Whittaker Library at RCS since 1988. She is a Fellow of the … Continue reading