Digital Archives

[caption id="attachment_6341" align="aligncenter" width="375"] http://www.flickr.com/photos/pshab/5771179476/[/caption] Digital content has been around for 20+ years, and is now formally being collected. All British print publications have been held by the libraries since 1662. But from today, says Lucie Burgess, the library’s head of content strategy, this has been extended “to capture the…

Digitisation of Newspapers

http:[email protected]/4051917129/ As someone who spent hours and hours in the Newspaper archives at Colindale, this is exceptionally good news. It's also interesting to see that the documents are not being scanned simply as electronic-paper, but there are plans to use that digital information to create an 'encyclopedia of memory', a 'national…

Moving Words

"Cheerless and drab but 'full of amazing stuff'. The British Library Newspapers collection at Colindale is moving and also becoming increasingly digitised. Huw Richards wonders if researchers will miss the feel of the paper beneath their fingers // The journey to the far reaches of the Northern Line's Edgware branch…