This (free) symposium will be held 11-12th October 2011, at The Lighthouse, Glasgow, UK . It is organised by the Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute (HATII) at the University of Glasgow, UK.
Online registration: http://www.pocos.org/index.php/registration
Symposium Fee: Free + £10 donation for refreshments (payable at the event).
More information can be found at
It is now possible to search British History Sources 1500-1900 via Connected Histories at http://www.connectedhistories.org/
This website searches across a range of digital resources from Origins.net ; British History Online ; The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online 1674-1913 ; British Museum Images and other digital resources. The Index to the National Archives Catalogue will be added later this year.
The website is a joint project between the Universities of Sheffield, Hertfordshire and London and the Institute of Historical Research.
American Heritage and AASLH have launched a new website that enable searching across many different historical collections. ‘Every institution in the National Portal has its own personalized main page that allows users to search the individual museum’s collection. In addition, a national search page allows searches across multiple collections.’ The protype is available at www.NationalPortal.org
Published January 7, 2011
The Archives Hub regularly features a university archive on their website to advertise the wide range of resources that are available in university archives across the country. This month they are highlighting the Rugby Football League Archive at the University of Huddersfield Archive and Special Collections.
An interactive, online museum of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, humanities, and culture. I just like the pictures!
Published November 23, 2010
Here’s a site where you can exchange ideas and create a social network with other museum professionals. You can join a forum and contribute to discussions and find out about different events in the museum world.
The Bentham Project at UCL seeks the assistance of willing participants in an initiative to transcribe the manuscripts of philosopher and reformer Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832).
Image from website
Today sees the launch of the Transcribe Bentham Transcription Desk, an online tool designed to harness the effort of all Bentham fans – whether schoolchildren, history enthusiasts, academics or armchair philosophers – to bring his work into the digital age and the world at large.
The Transcription Desk allows participants to transcribe material from facsimile images of Bentham’s previously unpublished manuscripts. The resulting transcripts will be included in a freely-accessible database of Bentham’s Manuscripts at UCL, and will assist in the preparation of future printed volumes of /The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham/ at the Bentham Project.
For further information on Transcribe Bentham, visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/transcribe-bentham/
From: Chris Kutler, Archaeology UK the home of the Archaeological Sites Index Database at www.digital-documents.co.uk
The Milestone Society (http://www.milestonesociety.co.uk/) have kindly made their database of UK Milestones available for in-car Satellite Navigation systems (Sat Navs)
The Society was established in May 2001, and aims to “identify, record, research, conserve and interpret for public benefit the milestones and other waymarkers of the British Isles”.
The data (Point of Interest File – POI) is freely available to download at the following ARCHI page along with the POI files for ‘UK Prehistoric Rock Art.’ and ‘The Anglo-Saxon Curches of England and Wales’:
Once you have loaded into your Sat Nav, you can simply choose which site you want to visit and your Sat Nav should take you there!
This blog has been created by the UK National Archives as a test area to highlight their digitisation projects. You can provide feedback on projects before they go live on the national Archives website.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
British Library Conference Centre
96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
‘This one day conference seeks to build on the communication between librarians, archivists, curators, conservators and digital preservation managers and establish a shared understanding of the issues surrounding the preservation of digital collections.’
Details at : http://www.bl.uk/blpac/digital.html