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Yesterday I attended a great afternoon exploring the origins and research opportunities associated with the British Library Labs. The event was hosted by one of my supervisors… 987 more words

British Library: British Library Launches OCR Competition for Rare Indian Books

British Library: British Library Launches OCR Competition for Rare Indian Books. “Calling all transcription enthusiasts! We’ve launched a competition to find an accurate and automated transcription solution for our rare Indian books and printed catalogue records, currently being digitised through the Two Centuries of Indian Print project.”

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British Library announces major exhibition on Russian Revolution

The British Library (BL) in central London has announced details about a major new exhibition, Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths, which will open on 28th April, 2017. 448 more words

Public History

Pretty Pictures

I’m on the road today and short on computer access, but I still want to share something I learned at work last week:

The British Library has a Flickr account with tens of thousands of pictures scanned from old books and papers in their collection. 44 more words

Books

4 Book-y Places to Visit in London

My London trip is fast approaching, so I have been preparing a list of things I want to do while I’m there.

One thing I am particularly excited about with this trip is — because I’ve already been there twice and gotten some of the major touristy things out of the way (so to speak — I would gladly go to the Tower of London again because that was awesome! 304 more words

¶ St. Ambrose — Hexameron (c. 1480–83)

Ambrose , Saint. Hexameron.

Provenance: Cornelius Paine. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 119 (sold to Rega for 19s.). — British Library . 16 more words

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Zweig Scholar Pardaad Chamsaz and Upcoming Events at the British Library

Pardaad Chamsaz, a twice visiting researcher to the Stefan Zweig Collection at Fredonia, is a Zweig scholar currently completing his PhD via an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships Programme between the University of Bristol and the British Library. 330 more words

Stefan Zweig