BookIn 1866, the British Museum Library’s official bookbinder, Charles Tuckett junior, compiled a catalogue of motifs (created using bookbindings tools) which had been made for the bindery. Books formerly from the libraries of historic collectors were often decorated in a particular style, frequently featuring a coat of arms. When the...
Marks, P. J M.
Research reportIt will come as no surprise that the impacts of a global pandemic on our research activities are a major theme of this, our fourth, annual Research Report. Regular readers will know that our reports reflect the breadth of research undertaken by our staff, students, fellows and collaborators during the...
Conference paper (unpublished)'Developing Identifiers for Heritage Collections ' is a tool aimed at heritage professionals to support decision making for persistent identifier (PID) use. The project’s 2020 survey found the value of PIDs, for example in creating trustworthy links, was understood but needs to be more clearly addressed directly to decision makers...
Research reportThis document aims to establish the scope of the web archive collection for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow. The proposed collection has been given the working title “Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014". Collection of internet sites relating to the XX Commonwealth Games which were held in Glasgow, Scotland,...
PresentationLocating a National Collection (LaNC) aims to help cultural heritage organisations to use location data — such as where objects were made and used or the places they depict and describe — to connect collections and engage audiences. Location-based interfaces such as web maps offer opportunities to open up collections...
AbstractResearch in computational linguistics has made successful attempts at modelling word meaning at scale, but much remains to be done to put these computational models to the test of historical scholarship (see e.g. Beelen et al. 2021). More importantly, a lot of computational research looks at texts in a historical...
Ridge, Mia ; Tolfo, Giorgia ; Westerling, Kalle ; Pedrazzini, Nilo ; McGillivray, Barbara
DatasetNewspaper directories produced and published annually in contemporary 19th Britain by advertising agent Charles Mitchell. Newspapers listed primarily listed in alphabetical order of the town the newspaper where the title was published. Information for each title included: features connected with the district such as population and trade; principal towns in...
C. Mitchell and Co. ; British Library
The International Standard Name Identifier: extending identity management across the global metadata supply chainThis article describes how ISNI is being adopted as a common identifier across disparate sectors of publishing. Whether publishing and distributing recorded music, film or text ISNI is making good identity management a staple element in the global metadata supply chain. As the content creation industries become more engaged with...
DatasetNewspaper directories produced and published annually in contemporary 19th Britain by advertising agent Frederick May and successors, containing information on newspapers, magazines and periodicals and arranged in alphabetical and sometimes tabular order. Information for each title included price publisher office political and religious leaning
Frederick May & Son ; British Library