Tag: Digital library collections

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Electronic Legal Deposit (eLD) now in force

April 12th, 2013 at 09:04

“At midnight on 5/6 April 2013, new legislation came into force allowing the Bodleian Libraries and the other Legal Deposit Libraries in the UK and Ireland, to access electronic books, articles, web pages and other electronic documents published in the UK. This is the electronic equivalent of print legal deposit, the legislation which has allowed the [...]

Launch of DigiBaeck: full-text database from the Leo Baeck Institute

October 15th, 2012 at 09:10

DigiBaeck is your gateway to LBI’s digital collections, a growing treasury of artifacts that document the rich heritage of German-speaking Jewry in the modern era. DigiBaeck provides instant access to materials ranging from rare 16th century renaissance books to memoirs that document the experience of German-Jewish émigrés across the world in the 20th century. The [...]

Parker Library on the Web: new database

June 6th, 2012 at 03:06

Following our trial, we have now purchased Parker Library on the Web.   Parker Library on the Web is a collection of high-resolution digital copies of most manuscripts in the Parker Library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.   It includes Old English, Anglo-Norman and Middle English texts, and spans theology, music, medieval travelogues and maps, apocalypses, bestiaries, royal ceremonies, historical [...]

British History Online: content update

October 20th, 2011 at 01:10

Created by historians for historians, British History Online’s premium content is fully cross-searchable with a range of other freely-available material on the site for the early modern period, including the Lords and Commons Journals. It includes: The Calendars of State Papers Domestic, and Calendars of State Papers for Scotland and Ireland. Over 100 volumes of [...]

Internet Archive reaches 3 million texts milestone

September 19th, 2011 at 06:09

“Hundreds of libraries reached the milestone of offering 3 million freely downloadable texts yesterday through the Internet Archive website.  Our 3 millionth text is a Galileo pamphlet from the rare book collection of the University of Toronto. Internet Archive has been scanning books since 2005.  We have made approximately 2 million books from 1,000 libraries [...]

Darwin’s marginalia

August 10th, 2011 at 12:08

Charles Darwin’s personal libary is being digitized, and is available to be perused via the Biodiversity Heritage Library. 543 books from Darwin’s personal library are currently available in the digital library, including the 330 that he annotated most heavily.   The digital collection also includes transcriptions of Darwin’s sometimes faint and difficult to decipher notes and comments.  Better yet, the transciptions [...]

Historic Arabic manuscripts now online

July 29th, 2011 at 09:07

Arabic manuscripts belonging to the Wellcome Library can now be read online in a new resource that brings together rich descriptive information and exceptionally detailed images. The digitisation, funded by the JISC and the Wellcome Trust, has been carried out in partnership with Bibliotheca Alexandrina and King’s College London Digital Humanities Department. The collection includes well-known [...]

Books at JSTOR

July 8th, 2011 at 08:07

Books will be available at JSTOR in the spring of 2012 and will be preserved in Portico, the leading digital preservation service for the scholarly community. Books at JSTOR is an initiative to publish scholarly books online as part of JSTOR, one of the most well known and widely used scholarly resources. Four prominent academic [...]

Guide to digitised newspapers: available online

June 30th, 2011 at 08:06

Newspapers, in all their various formats and missions, have long been crucial sources of information about political, social, economic and cultural events and trends. For most lecturers, they have been a fixture of reportage for centuries. However, the rise of digital media has, for perhaps the first time, threatened the relevancy and future of the [...]

John Pilger digital archive at Lincoln

November 19th, 2010 at 10:11

The new John Pilger website became available in November.  John Pilger announced the launch of the new site at the University of Lincoln on Monday 1 November 2010. The site has been developed in association with the Lincoln School of Journalism at the University of Lincoln. For the first time the majority of John Pilger’s 58 films for [...]