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DatasetBookbindings were (and are) sometimes decorated via painting the edges of the leaves, usually but not exclusively, the fore edges of text blocks. The painting can be visible when the book is closed, or hidden beneath a layer of gold, when the edges have been gilt. This dataset covers examples...
Research reportThe UK Web Archive (UKWA) collects websites by two distinct methods. Curators and other authorised people select individual targets (URLs) using the Annotation and Curation Tool (W3ACT). This selection is on-going throughout the year but is of relatively low volume (thousands of websites). In addition, UKWA conducts an ‘Annual Domain...
UK Web Archive
Journal articleWe present a new dataset for the task of toponym resolution in digitized historical newspapers in English. It consists of 343 annotated articles from newspapers based in four different locations in England (Manchester, Ashton-under-Lyne, Poole and Dorchester), published between 1780 and 1870. The articles have been manually annotated with mentions...
Coll Ardanuy, Mariona ; Beavan, David ; Beelen, Kaspar ; Hosseini, Kasra ; Lawrence, Jon …
Alfred Cort Haddon 1898 Expedition (Torres Strait and British New Guinea) Cylinder Collection (C80) – Torres Strait Islands cylinders Research DocumentThis research document contains the results of historical research conducted on the Torres Strait Islands cylinders within the British Library’s Alfred Cort Haddon 1898 Expedition (Torres Strait and British New Guinea) Cylinder Collection (C80). This research was done as part of the True Echoes project between August 2019 and August...
Hayes, Rebekah ; Koch, Grace
Supporting documentation for A Literature Review of Palm Leaf Manuscript Conservation: Part 1: a historic overview, leaf preparation, materials and media, palm leaf manuscripts at the British Library and the common types of damageThe closure of the British Library during the 2020-2021 Covid-19 pandemic allowed the conservation department to undertake a treatment review of the conservation of palm leaf manuscripts in order to make better informed decisions about the treatment of these complex objects. As part of the review a questionnaire was posted...
Wiland, Julia ; Brown, Rick ; Fuller, Lizzie ; Havelock, Lea ; Johnson, Jackie …
Research reportThis document aims to establish the scope of a thematic website collection initiated on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, 2022. In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 70th year as monarch. This occasion will be commemorated across the United Kingdom with a variety of events such as tree planting, street parties,...
Research reportThis document aims to establish the scope of the thematic website collection ‘Sustainable Development and Wales’ as part of the UK Legal Libraries Non-Print Legal Deposit collection building. The working title for the collection is ‘Sustainable Development and Wales’.
WebsiteProject website for the Locating a National Collection (LaNC) project that houses instances of LaNC’s Peripleo maps interface alongside descriptive text (https://github.com/britishlibrary/locating-a-national-collection). The website was built using Joe Padfield’s simple-site, many thanks to him (https://github.com/jpadfield/simple-site). LaNC was a Foundation project within the AHRC-funded Towards a National Collection Programme.
Gadd, Stephen ; Simon, Rainer ; Rees, Gethin ; Isaksen, Leif
SoftwarePeripleo is a prototype application for the discovery and spatial visualisation of collection data, originally an initiative of the Pelagios Network and developed early in 2022 as part of the British Library's Locating a National Collection project (LaNC). LaNC was a Foundation project within the AHRC-funded Towards a National Collection...
Simon, Rainer ; Gadd, Stephen ; Rees, Gethin ; Isaksen, Leif