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About meScience Librarian at the University of Portsmouth, a 'new' university created by renaming Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1992. Long live the polytechnics!
About my libraryNot my personal library (which is quite small and hardly bears mentioning) but the library in which I work. My workplace is a medium-sized university library with about 600,000 printed books and journals, 25,000 electronic journals and 40,000 electronic books. URL: http://www.port.ac.uk/library
GroupsArchaeology, Atmospheric science, Cats, books, life is good., Central Asia, Drunken Curmudgeons, Ecology and the environment, Erotica, Evolve!, Globalization, Graham Greene —show all groups, Happy Heathens, Internet Broadcasting, It's Not Porn, Lest We Forget, Librarians who LibraryThing, Medicine, Science!, Sex Between the Covers, Social science, Travel and Exploration literature, Wine, world war one literature
Favorite authorsSimon Armitage, Neal Ascherson, W. H. Auden, Andrew Barrow, Malcolm Bradbury, Christopher Brookmyre, Bill Bryson, Charles Bukowski, John Le Carré, Jonathan Coe, Joseph Conrad, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Jared Diamond, J. P. Donleavy, Lawrence Durrell, James Ellroy, James Fenton, Georgina Ferry, Richard P. Feynman, Christopher Fowler, Stephen Jay Gould, John Gray, Graham Greene, Dashiell Hammett, Joseph Heller, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Holmes, Clive James, Steve Jones, Ismail Kadare, Franz Kafka, Ian Kershaw, Elmore Leonard, Aldo Leopold, S. E. Luria, Louis MacNeice, William Manchester, Ian Marchant, Jed Mercurio, Mary Midgley, Henry Miller, George Monbiot, John O'Farrell, P. J. O'Rourke, George Orwell, Richard Overy, Jeremy Paxman, Steven Pinker, Malcolm Pryce, Jonathan Raban, Philip Roth, Carl Sagan, John Steinbeck, Paul Theroux, Lewis Thomas, Colin Thubron, Barbara W. Tuchman, Colin Tudge, John Updike, Francis Wheen, Edward O. Wilson (Shared favorites)
Real nameAndrew Barrow
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceFeb 6, 2007