Open Library of the Humanities

 From the OLH (Open Library of the Humanities) website:

"We are delighted to be able to announce that the OLH is being funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, who have provided an initial planning grant to the University of Lincoln to build the technological platform, business model and prepare for launching both our megajournal and monograph pilot scheme."


Ballad Sheet Forensics, Preservation, and the Digital Archive

Presentation of interest:

Carl Stahmer, “Ballad Sheet Forensics, Preservation, and the Digital Archive,”  Huntington Library’s Living English Broadside Ballads conference, April 4-5, 2014, http://www.carlstahmer.com/2014/04/ballad-sheet-forensics-preservation-and-the-digital-arc...

New digitized medieval manuscripts from the British Library

The British Library's Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts department just released nNew digitized manuscripts.

Learn more at http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/04/the-next-giant-list-of-di...

The Digitized Manuscripts collection of the British Library is at http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Default.aspx

Free access to primary source and newspaper databases until April 25

The publisher Gale is offering free access to the Artemis and News Vault cross-searchable databases of primary source material and newspapers until April 25. [http://www.galetrials.com/default.aspx?TrialID=77044;ContactID=15613] The databases cover the 15th-21st century UK and North America, with some other international material. In Artemis it is possible to download both the image file and the OCR text file of multiple pages and entire books.  


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