2d Scanning and photography

project: British Newspapers 1620-1900

The goal of the British Newspapers 1620-1900 project was to make available on the web a digitised collection of British newspapers that spans all regions of the British Isles and is representative of newspapers published between 1620 and 1900. The intention was to deliver at least a further one million pages of digitised texts and load them to the Gale Cengage Learning website, and increase the content to four million pages of searchable text for pre 1900 newspapers. [read more]

project: Digitisation of the Independent Radio News Archive

Commercial radio in Britain was launched in October 1973 when Independent Radio News (IRN) and its sister organisation, the London Broadcasting Company (LBC) were granted their licences. A joint IRN/LBC archive of programmes and news items was established and this, together with its catalogue, constitutes the archive in its current form. [read more]

project: Freeze Frame – Historic Polar Images 1845-1960

Freeze Frame is the result of a two-year digitisation project that brings together photographs from both Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. Here you can discover the polar regions through the eyes of those explorers and scientists who dared to go into the last great wildernesses on earth. The Freeze Frame project set out to conserve many of the historical photographic negatives collections held in the Scott Research Polar Institute (SRPI), University of Camnbridge. [read more]

project: British Cartoon Archive Digitisation (BCAD) project

The British Cartoon Archive Digitisation Project (BCAD) involved a redesign of the British Cartoon Archive (BCA) website, to increase its functionality and usefulness to researchers, teachers, and students, and the addition of new digital images from the BCA collection. The new digital images came largely from the huge Carl Giles collection, which arrived at the BCA in 2005 and is now totally accessible through the BCA online catalogue. [read more]

project: Pre-Raphaelite Resource Site

Pre-Raphaelitism was Britain’s most significant and influential 19th-century art movement. Founded in 1848, it centred on a group of three young artists: William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Everett Millais. These artists sought to revive English art by radically turning away from the old studio tradition and bringing painting into direct contact with nature. The creation of a Pre-Raphaelite online resource allows for both an extraordinary overview and an in-depth analysis of the subject area by crossing media boundaries and collating new visual and metadata material. [read more]

project: Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity (2004)

This publication is the online second edition of a printed book, which first appeared in 1989, but was out of print: it incorporates new material found since 1989. The resource presents 250 inscribed texts from the 3rd-6th century, found at the ancient site of Aphrodisias in Caria (south-west Turkey): it includes extensive explanatory material and discussions, with detailed indices of people. The existence of the book makes it possible to compare the two ways of presenting the material. [read more]

project: A Digital Library of Core e-Resources on Ireland

This project fills a critical gap in the provision of research and learning resources in Irish studies. The content comes from an unparalleled grouping of collaboration - collectively the partners hold an unrivalled range of printed research materials that are simply not available to the academic community in such critical mass elsewhere. The project will make the resources in the partner institutions more accessible to a wider audience. [read more]

project: Cabinet Papers, 1915-1977

The Cabinet Papers Project aimed to provide an online resource for learning and research that would make The National Archives’ holdings of the Cabinet Papers available to the public, and in particular to Higher Education and A-level students. The National Archives is now able to provide an entire collection of searchable digitised images of the Cabinet Papers to users of the site as well as providing relevant information and study guidance for both teachers and students of British 20th century history. [read more]

project: First World War Poetry Digital Archive

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research. The heart of the archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas. This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artefacts from the Imperial War Museum, a separate archive of over 6,500 items contributed by the general public, and a set of specially developed educational resources. [read more]

project: 19th Century Pamphlets Online

The aim of the project was to provide researchers, teachers and learners with online access to significant collections of 19th century pamphlets held within UK research libraries. The project drew on the pamphlet holdings of seven research libraries (Bristol, Durham, Liverpool, LSE, Manchester, Newcastle and UCL), choosing collections that focused on the political, social and economic issues of the day. [read more]
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