Tag: Digital Humanities

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Manuscripts Online, Written Culture 1000-1500

March 1st, 2013 at 12:03

Manuscripts Online enables you to search a diverse body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain during the period 1000 to 1500. The resources include literary manuscripts, historical documents and early printed books which are located on websites owned by libraries, archives, universities and publishers.  The current resources (the [...]

The Making of the Modern World: database trial

February 25th, 2013 at 10:02

“The Making of the Modern World (MOMW) is the world’s most comprehensive collection for researching history through the lens of trade, wealth and economics from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century (origina MOMW) and up through 1914 with MOMW Part II. It provides materials that offer new ways of understanding [...]

Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB): beta version now online

December 3rd, 2012 at 11:12

The online beta version of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) was launched last week.  It aims to provide free, unrestricted access to to Germany’s cultural and scientific heritage, that is, access to millions of books, archived items, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films and scores. NB: DDB is [...]

Art History: some new online sources freely available via the Internet

November 2nd, 2012 at 08:11

There has been a spate of announcements regarding freely available databases in Art History over the past few weeks.  Most of these contain high-resolution images.  I have summarised 3 of these below: 1) Art.Sy: “’s goal is to expose as many people as possible to art. Currently, our growing collection comprises 25,000+ artworks by 3,700+ [...]

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks)

March 9th, 2012 at 08:03

OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The OAPEN Library aims to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research by aggregating peer reviewed Open Access publications from across Europe.

Old Maps Online

March 2nd, 2012 at 08:03

The OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world. It allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. Search by typing a place-name or by clicking in the map window, and narrow by date. The search results provide a [...]

British Newspaper Archive launched online

December 1st, 2011 at 11:12

“An ambitious project to digitise every newspaper, periodical and journal ever printed in Britain has launched, making more than a million pages of pre-1900 newspapers available to readers online. The British Newspaper Archive will allow readers to search by date, title and keyword, and will include material previously only available at the British Library. The [...]

Search Your Film Archives

October 17th, 2011 at 07:10

Search Your Film Archives is a *free* online resource that allows you to explore Britain’s film heritage, and where available, watch videos online.  It is part of the Screen Heritage UK (SHUK) project launched by the British Film Institute (BFI) and regional film archives throughout the UK in September.  Further details and access can be [...]

Early Music Online: officially launched

October 3rd, 2011 at 08:10

“Early Music Online is a pilot project in which 300 of the world’s earliest surviving volumes of printed music, held in the British Library, have been digitised and made freely available online. You can explore the digitised content via the British Library Catalogue. Included are full details of each digitised book, with an inventory of [...]

Media History Digital Library: Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound

September 26th, 2011 at 08:09

“The Media History Digital Library digitizes collections of classic media periodicals that belong in the public domain for full public access. The project is supported by owners of materials who loan them for scanning, and donors who contribute funds to cover the cost of scanning. We have currently scanned over 200,000 pages, and that number [...]