Machine Readable Cataloguing (MARC)

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The Science Fiction Hub: a subject portal for science fiction studies

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

The SF Hub is an online subject portal for science fiction studies. It aims to facilitate research into science fiction and its related literary genres.

The Project has three components: Indexing the contents of un-indexed periodicals and amateur publications; Compiling web guides; Integration of these resources with the existing catalogue of science fiction books.

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Joining Tracks: enhancing academic access to the National Railway Museum Library

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

The National Railway Museum is one of the leading museums of transport and mobility in the world. Through its Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History, managed and funded jointly with the University of York, it has in the last 10 years developed an international reputation for the academic study of the history of railways in the United Kingdom and overseas. In order to maximise the academic use of the NRM's collections, this project aims:

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Conservation, cataloguing and indexing of journals held as part of the EMap archive

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

To catalogue and index the collection of British Trade journals and related ephemera which make up the EMap archive. Publishing the index of the articles and making them available through the Voyager database means that researchers anywhere within the world, with access to the internet, can discover what volumes and information are available within the archive and make an appointment to use them there or seek out the relevant volumes in other collections.

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The British Contribution to Series A/ii of Repertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM)

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

This catalogue enables you to search for music manuscripts from the 17th and 18th centuries preserved in national, public, and academic libraries in the U.K., in county and city archives, and in cathedral and chapel libraries. It also includes details of music manuscripts held in some Dublin libraries.

Its eventual aim is to provide a single access point for music manuscripts of the 17th and 18th centuries in the UK and Ireland.

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Scottish Readers Remember: Reading in Scotland in the Twentieth Century

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

Scottish Readers Remember aims to record the reading experiences of Scots in the twentieth century. Reading once represented a large gap in our knowledge of social history, particularly reading as a factor in working-class experience. The gap has been narrowed for the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by Professor Jonathan Rose and others drawing on a wealth of memoirs, autobiographies and diaries. A quantitative balance has been provided by the use of library and other records such as in the RGU-based study of Edzell Public Library.

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Integrating Digital Papyrology (IDP)

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

Among humanistic fields, papyrology is notably well provided with digital resources for access to primary texts, metadata, and images of the papyri, ostraca, and tablets preserved in Greek, Latin, Arabic, various forms of ancient Egyptian, and several other languages. Over the past couple of years the two most important digital papyrological projects based in North America, the Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS) and the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri (DDbDP) have developed plans for integrating and sustaining the two projects.

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East London Theatre Archive (ELTA)

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

The East London Theatre Archive provides online access to resources of music hall and variety theatres in London's East End during the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries. Around 15,000 items are digitised and described, with supporting material commissioned to provide historical context. Resources come from the collections of V&A Theatre Collections, University of East London and parter organisations.

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19th Century Pamphlets Online

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

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.

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Archival Sound Recordings

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

Archival Sound Recordings is the result of a development project to increase access to the British Library Sound Archive's extensive collections. The British Library holds one of the world’s foremost sound archives with a collection of over 3.5 million audio recordings. These come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound from music, drama and literature, to oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds. You can search and browse information about all the sounds held in the British Library at our online catalogue.

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Dissenting academy libraries and their readers, 1720-1860

Posted by Isabel Rivers on February 25, 2015

Dissenting Academy Libraries and their Readers, 1720-1860 is an innovative project which uses techniques from the digital humanities to study the history of libraries. The main objective of the project was to study the libraries of the dissenting academies, in particular what they reveal about the education offered to students and the impact that books had on students’ intellectual and religious development.