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The Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM)

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The purpose of the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) is to obtain and archive directly-captured digital images of European sources of medieval polyphonic music. Where there is damage that makes these sources difficult to read, levels of digital restoration are also undertaken on copies of the original images to improve legibility and scholarly access. The project has created a new permanent electronic archive of these images, both to facilitate detailed study of this music and its sources, and to assure their permanent preservation.

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Historical database of twentieth century local elections in Great Britain

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The aim of the proposal was to facilitate outside access to a local elections database that provides as comprehensive coverage as possible of local elections in Britain throughout the twentieth century. Plymouth University's Local Elections Centre had earlier collated in database form the results of some 120,000 local authority ward elections since 1973.

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French Vernacular Books: A Short-Title Catalogue of Books in the French language published before 1601

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The St Andrews French Book Project intends to create an analytical bibliography of all books published in the French language before 1601. It is the first ever global survey of early French books, based on an exhaustive investigation of over 1550 libraries worldwide. It is also the first major national bibliographical project to have been designed and completed entirely in the electronic age.

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Latin American Art: an on-line research resource

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The aim has been to make the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA) available as a fully illustrated online catalogue. We began by developing a database that would facilitate management of the collection, integrating the full illustrated catalogue with mailing lists, contact and biographical details for artists, details of copyright agreements and other reports forms (records of donation etc), and information about the current location of a work of art etc.

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Medieval Petitions: A catalogue of the 'Ancient Petitions' in the Public Record Office

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The series know as 'Ancient Petitions' in The National Archives: Public Record Office consists of 17,629 petitions presented to the English crown between the thirteenth and the fifteenth centuries, written in Anglo-Norman French, Latin and Middle English. They provide a wealth of unexploited data on the political, legal, social, cultural and biographical history of later medieval England and of its dependencies.

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The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland

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The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland (CRSBI) is an evolving electronic archive of British and Irish Romanesque stone sculpture.

ROMANESQUE SCULPTURE

Romanesque sculpture marks a high point of artistic production in Britain and Ireland, corresponding to the boom in high-quality building that followed the Norman Conquest in 1066, and reflecting a new set of links with mainland Europe. A good deal of this sculpture remains in parish churches and cathedrals, houses and halls, castles and museums throughout these isles.

PRESERVATION

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Papers of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806 - 1859)

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The University of Bristol, UK, holds over 33,000 pages in the Brunel Collection. This collection contains the personal papers of the Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a key figure in the Industrial Revolution. However, despite its importance as a scholarly resource, no electronic catalogue of the collection exists and physical access is limited. In 2003 the University was awarded an AHRB resource enhancement grant to carry out a pilot digitization project to bring this resource to a wider audience via the Internet.

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British Universities Newsreel Scripts Project

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The core aim of the British Universities Newsreel Scripts Project was to digitise and add some 80,000 cinema newsreel documents, together with other enhancements, to the existing British Universities Newsreel Database (BUND). These were recognised of documents of high value to researchers into history and the media, and they had been almost completely inaccessbile to academic researchers. The project integrated these documents with existing newsreel data and related resources to create a conte-rich and powerful online research tool.

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A database for provenance research of Chinese works of art, piloting the Burrell Collection

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The outcome of the project is a compilation of sources for provenance research of Chinese works of art, for use by institutions and researchers. Using The Burrell Collection in Glasgow as a pilot, the project documents records relating to dealers and collectors who specialised in Chinese art during the first half of the twentieth century.

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Arts of film: a database and digital archive of Arts Council-funded documentary films 1953-1999

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

Between 1953, and 1999 when it closed its film department, Arts Council England commissioned or participated in the production of 485 films, which recorded all aspects of - mainly contemporary British - art. The subject matter, length and format of the films are as varied as they are eclectic. Moreover, because of the Council’s liberal attitude to sponsorship, and the creative freedom their commissions offered, they also attracted some of the best film-makers in the UK. Indeed, some of them provide a unique record of a partnership between the Arts Council, artists and film-makers.

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