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The Editorial Correspondence of C.P. Scott in the Guardian archive

Archives Hub feature for April 2017 The Guardian is one Britain’s leading newspapers, with a long standing reputation as a platform for Liberal opinion, and an international online community of 30.4 million readers. Founded in Manchester in 1821, it was created … Continue reading

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Mass Observation Archive in the news

Following on from Victoria Wood’s success at the Bafta awards for writing and starring in the drama Housewife, 49, the BBC have published an article on Mass Observation, including mention of the archive at the University of Sussex.

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Review of 2006

It’s been an eventful year for the Archives Hub, so I thought I’d take this chance to select a few highlights. Development work has been proceeding fast on the Spokes software. John Harrison (over in Liverpool), Jane and Steve have … Continue reading

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Irish blues

The library of Trinity College Dublin was featured in Material World this week on BBC Radio 4. The programme discussed the use of Laser Raman spectroscopy, which is a non-destructive way of analysing the contents of the pigments in the … Continue reading

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Death again

I was going to post about the mention of the Cumbria Archive Service on Radio 4’s The Today Programme yesterday morning, but then two pieces of news about the National Archives and Library in Iraq caught my attention. One was … Continue reading

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Random death

Geoff Pick of the London Metropolitan Archives made an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s statistical programme ‘More or Less’ this evening, talking about the way the V1 rockets hit London in 1944. The way the bombs landed, often in clusters, … Continue reading

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Gunpowder treason

The Parliamentary Archives have put together a great online exhibition for all ages in The Gunpowder Plot: Parliament & Treason 1605. It featured today on BBC Radio 2 as Website of the Day, which rarely mentions our sector. The programme … Continue reading

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Philip Pullman on libraries

There was a good promotional article on libraries and librarians in The Times on Saturday. Though I don’t think Philip realises quite how much librarians are involved in bringing information online and improving the quality of online information (not to … Continue reading

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Paying for publicly funded data

An interesting story in last week’s Guardian about the cost to the economy of buying back data which has been created using public money (OS maps, Highways Agency video feeds and so on). It contrasts the situation in the UK … Continue reading

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