Tag: British Library

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Webinar: using doctoral theses in research

November 28th, 2013 at 02:11

Join the British Library on 10 December 2013 for a free webinar to learn how EThOS works.

British Library Doctoral Open Day: Art and Design

October 10th, 2013 at 08:10

Have you just started your PhD? Doctoral Open Days are a chance for new PhD students to discover the British Library’s unique research materials.

The new British Library Sounds website

February 21st, 2012 at 10:02

“The new British Library Sounds website at lets you listen for free to 50,000 tracks of music, spoken words and environmental sounds. Listeners at licensed UK universities and colleges may additionally download tracks for their research. Originally launched as a service for UK universities and colleges in 2007 as ‘Archival Sound Recordings’, with support of [...]

British Library plea

January 17th, 2012 at 09:01

On British Library’s Facebook page they are asking for English Literature/Studies students to contact them.  Please see information below: “We’re developing a new web resource for students of English Literature. So we would like to talk to current and prospective users of the British Library. We’ll be asking you about how you use our resources [...]

British Library Postgraduate Open Days: English and History

October 24th, 2011 at 08:10

“New PhD students from across the UK are invited to attend a specially tailored day of talks, workshops and networking opportunities at the Library, focusing on your research subject. Each day includes a general introduction to relevant research sources, curator talks and workshops, and details on how to get a Reader Pass. To ensure the [...]

British Library launches eBook Treasures

August 15th, 2011 at 07:08

“The British Library has launched a ground-breaking ‘eBook Treasures’ series which allows iPad users to download entire rare manuscripts. Starting with Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Arundel (1478-1518) and Geradus Mercator’s Atlas of Europe (1570s) users can now hold rare, unique and original manuscripts in their hands and explore them in depth and spectacular high-definition. Developed [...]

British Library offers e-classics app for iPad

August 8th, 2011 at 07:08

The British Library is making digital copies of more than 40,000 classic books available for the iPad.  Texts appear in fully digitised form, complete with original page markings and drawings, as opposed to the plain formatting associated with other types of e-books.  All of the works date from the 18th and 19th centuries and include [...]

British Library buys poet’s 40,000 emails

April 20th, 2011 at 08:04

From The Independent, Wed 20 April 2011: The British Library has paid £32,000 for the poet Wendy Cope’s archive, which includes 40,000 emails from 2004 to the present. It is the biggest email archive acquisition in the library’s history, probably in Britain, and is a landmark on the way to correspondence archives becoming fully digital.

Presenting Maps to the public: British Library talk at the University tonight

March 31st, 2011 at 08:03

Peter Barber, Head of Map Collections at the British Library, helped make cartography cool again in the BBC Four series The Beauty of Maps. Tonight he will be at The University of Nottingham giving a public lecture that will look at how maps can mirror the societies in which they were produced and the mentalities [...]