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Introducing Whiiif – Full text searching across image-based collections TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | Background For historical collections digitisation projects inside the library, we are increasingly looking to provide OCR transcriptions of the documents alongside the digital images. In many cases, this can enhance …Continue reading →

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On trial: ImageQuest TAGS: The Library has trial access – until the end of June – to ImageQuest, a unique collection of over 3,000,000 rights-cleared images from 59 of the world’s image houses.

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CSV Mind-Blow(ve)n! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | I was lucky enough to have a paper accepted to Csv,conf,2* in Berlin on the 3rd-4th of May, which was great to do, but it also got me through the …Continue reading →

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Library Digital Development investigate IIIF TAGS: | | | | | Quick caveat: this post is a partner to the one Claire Knowles has written about our signing up to the IIIF Consortium, so the explanation of the acronym will not …Continue reading →

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Trial access to ClinicalKey TAGS: | | | | | | | | | We are trialling access to Elsevier’s ClinicalKey database until 22nd December 2016. ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine that helps health professionals make decisions anywhere, anytime, in any patient scenario.  …Continue reading →

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5 library databases you didn’t know you needed in your life… TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | …until now. The many bibliographic and indexing databases you can access through the Library are fantastic and essential resources for your research and study whether you are an undergraduate, postgraduate …Continue reading →

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Arkyves – new subscription TAGS: | | | | | Following a successful trial last year, we now subscribe to Arkyves. Arkyves: A Reference tool for the History of Culture is a database, treasure trove and toolbox for those interested …Continue reading →

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IIIF – International Image Interoperability Framework TAGS: | | | | | The adoption of IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) has been gaining momentum over the past few years for digitised images. Adoption of IIIF for serving images allows users to rotate, …Continue reading →

‘Innovation’: the Emperor’s new clothes? TAGS: | | | | Scott and I travelled down to Cambridge last week to speak at the Museum Computer Group’s Spring Meeting, ‘Innovation’: the Emperor’s new clothes? It was a very informative day that …Continue reading →

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Trial – ARAS: The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism TAGS: | | We have trial access to ARAS: The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism until the 31st December. The ARAS archive contains about 17,000 photographic images, each cross-indexed, and accompanied by …Continue reading →

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