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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...
DatasetThis list provides a programme-level record of all television news and current affairs programmes recorded by the British Library’s Broadcast News service between March 2010 and May 2022. All of the channels featured were receivable free-to-air in the UK and licensed by Ofcom. All of the programmes listed can be...
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 …
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
DatabaseA database of testimony projects in the UK that collected material during the Covid-19 pandemic, compiled by the British Library's Oral History team. The database can be downloaded as a spreadsheet and is an open resource for further research and re-use.
British Library ; Johnston, Camille ; Pinkney, Lucy ; White, Madeline
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
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
DatasetThe data in this collection comprises the bibliographic metadata for all UK doctoral theses listed in EThOS, the UK's national thesis service. We estimate the data covers around 98% of all PhDs ever awarded by UK Higher Education institutions, dating back to 1787. Thesis metadata from every PhD-awarding university in...
British Library ; Rosie, Heather
DatasetThe survey ran from 4 October to 8 November 2021 and was open to everyone working in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums internationally but the survey had a clear UK focus. Some responses have been removed or recoded to protect the identity of respondents.
Kotarski, Rachael ; Madden, Frances