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Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians - The British Library

Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians - The British Library | technologies |
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The kind of material, found on this website, was once the preserve of the academics and historians who were able to access manuscripts.
It is gradually becoming available online to learners and their practitioners across the UK.
The British Library's new website, Discovering Literature, is a digital gateway to more than 1,000 of our greatest literary treasures, from the manuscript of Jane Eyre to the notebook of William Blake, alongside newspapers, maps, photographs and other supporting materials which bring their lives – and works – to life.

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Google Cultural Institute

Google Cultural Institute | technologies |

Google Cultural Institute presents a virtual museum several million objects from various partner organizations, with the stories that accompany them.

John Dalziel's insight:

Google has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to host some of the world’s cultural treasures online.
Practitioners and their learners can discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world.
Via Google Cultural Institute visitors can explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces.
They can also create their own galleries and share favourite finds with others.

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The Full English

The Full English | technologies |
The Full English contains over 44,000 records and over 58,000 digitised images from the archives of 19 of the most important and influential collectors in the UK. You can freely browse and search all the materials in these collections.
John Dalziel's insight:

Visitors to this website have access to an archive of English Folk Songs, sourced from 19 early 20th-century collections.
Browse each of these 19 collections individually for...
- original manuscripts of lyrics and music,
- performer details and dates, and/or
- collectors' notes and letters.
On the negative side, the lack of audio.
In spite of that, an impressive, comprehensive, well presented work of reference.

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Welcome · Digital Public Library of America

Welcome · Digital Public Library of America | technologies |
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The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a relatively new resource and only some of the artifacts, from museums and libraries across the United States, are arranged into exhibits at this point.
Practitioners and/or Learners can look for artifacts by...
- location,
- time, or
- keyword search.
Clicking on any artifact will open information about where it is housed and when it was created.

Jenni Higgs's curator insight, April 21, 2013 11:15 AM

Really interesting platform with lots of potential for classroom use.

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Europa Film Treasures, the treasures from European Film Archives - Europa Film Treasures

Europa Film Treasures, the treasures from European Film Archives - Europa Film Treasures | technologies |
Welcome to Europa Film Treasures, the European cinematographic heritage website. You want to know more? Discover: Europa Film Treasures, the treasures from European Film Archives
John Dalziel's insight:

Europa Film Treasures is an online archive of European films and film clips that can be viewed for free.

Search archives by dates, genre, country of origin, production method, and director.

Production method, storyline, director's bio, and information about the the people appearing on camera are also provided.
Europa Film Treasures also hosts quizzes and virtual workshops.

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Poetry Archive

The Poetry Archive is a treasure-trove of English-language poets reading their own work.


- are historic recordings,
- have been made specially for the Archive
...which means its range is the widest possible


The link takes you to a webpage where you'll find information about who to look for in the Archive, and how to find them, as well as information about how to discover - by theme or region or guided tour - poets whose work learners and practitioners alike, may not yet know.

Judith Robertson's curator insight, January 23, 2013 9:10 PM

I'm very excited to learn about this archive, in which we can listen to the voices and words of some of humanity's keenest and most sensitive minds as they read and ponder their own works. Visit

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Nelson Mandela Digital Archive Project

The Nelson Mandela Digital Archive is a collection of images and documents chronicling the life of Nelson Mandela.


Users can search the archive according to the stages of Nelson Mandela's life and activism. Including extracts from Nelson Mandela's personal diaries.


The Nelson Mandela Digital Archives provides a source of primary documents and images useful for those studying apartheid in the context of 20th Century World History etc.

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The Travel Film Archive | Stock Footage from around the World

The Travel Film Archive | Stock Footage from around the World | technologies |

The Travel Film Archive is a collection of hundreds of travel films recorded between 1900 and 1970.


These films were originally recorded to promote various places around the world as tourist destinations.


In the archives users will find...
     - films about USA National Parks,
     - cities across the globe, and
     - cultural events from around the world.


The clips are a mix of colour and black & white footage; the earliest clips are silent while later footage is narrated.

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New York Philharmonic | Digital Archives

New York Philharmonic | Digital Archives | technologies |
The New York Philharmonic is putting its archives online, which could be a great resource for practitioners and learners of music history; when the audio and video elements come online, the archives will become a great resource for music appreciation as well.
It is early days and the entire collection is not yet digitized and online, however I'm assured that there is a lot of good resources available already. Visit the New York Philharmonic archives today you will find...
* images;
* programs;
* scores; and
* business documents.
The plan for the near future is the addition of...
* audio and video recordings to the archives;
* press clippings; and
* concert magazines.
Search the archives by date, by era, or by artefact type
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Operation War Diary

Operation War Diary | technologies |
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Operation War Diary provides an opportunity to get learners to become ‘Citizen Historians'.
By working together, previously inaccessible information will become available to...
- academics,
- researchers and
- family historians...
...worldwide, leaving a lasting legacy for the centenary of the First World War.
Data gathered via Operation War Diary will be used for three main purposes:
- to enrich The National Archives' catalogue descriptions for the unit war diaries,
- to provide evidence about the experience of named individuals in IWM's Lives of the First World War project
- to present academics with large amounts of accurate data to help them gain a better understanding of how the war was fought
All of the data produced by Operation War Diary will eventually be available to everyone free of charge- a lasting legacy and a rich and valuable introduction to the world of the War Diaries.

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BT-digital-archives | technologies |
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BT has launched an interactive digital archive containing over half a million searchable items, including 45,000 images and resources for education.
The BT Digital Archives document the leading role that the UK and BT along with its predecessors, have played in communications technology development for over 160 years.
The archive also hosts Problem-Based Learning resource packs (use Academic Study Tab) that will be of particular interest to educators and learners exploring...
- Computing,
- Design, and
- Linguistics.
The project, funded by Jisc under its Mass Digitisation programme between November 2011 and July 2013, is freely available to the public under a Creative Commons 'Attribution, Share-alike, Non-commercial' licence to encourage its use in learning, teaching and for research.

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Wilson Center Digital Archive

Wilson Center Digital Archive | technologies |
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The Digital Archive contains once-secret documents from governments all across the globe, uncovering new sources and providing fresh insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy.
It collects the research of three Wilson Center projects which focus on the interrelated histories of...
- the Cold War,
- Korea, and
- Nuclear Proliferation.
The digital archive (whose tagline is “International History Declassified”) offers several ways to search: by...
- place,
- year (beginning with 1938) or
- subject.
A treasure trove worth browsing.

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Jane Austen Fiction Manuscripts: Home

Jane Austen Fiction Manuscripts: Home | technologies |
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Learners can browse Jane Austen’s hand-written manuscripts in Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts, an online joint project from the University of Oxford and King’s College London.
Each manuscript can be opened in a variety of ways: as facsimile pages which can be magnified using ‘zoomify’; as transcribed text set side by side with the original manuscript page; or through a Headnote that provides details of the manuscript’s history and physical description.

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Google Cultural Institute

Looking for a free and useful tool to help bring history to life? Google has it covered.


The Google Cultural Institute offers, learners & practitioners alike, a glimpse into key happenings from years past.


The horizontal-scrolling timeline view, on the Google Cultural Institute website, helps create a sense of time passing.


Users can zoom in to see photos in great detail and search through millions of items for a specific country, person, event or date.


The historical collections are the latest chapter in the work of the Google Cultural Institute, following the Art Project, World Wonders and the Nelson Mandela archives.


By working closely with museums, foundations and other archives around the world Google are making more cultural and historical material accessible online and by doing so preserving it for future generations.

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Cultural Institute – Google

The Google Cultural Institute helps preserve and promote culture online...



- World Wonders Project; bringing to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world

- Art Project; The World's art at your fingertips

- Yad Vashem; remembering the Holocaust

- Dead Sea Scrolls; digitizing the biblical manuscripts

- Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory; presenting Nelson Mandela's legacy online

- La France en relief; 17th century France in Google Earth

- Le Pavillon de l’Arsenal; a Liquid Galaxy digital display of Paris in 2020


Visitors can spend quite a bit of time on these 7 project sites even if you are not a history learner/practitioner.

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Einstein Archives | Home

The Einstein Archives Online Website provides the first online access to Albert Einstein’s scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, constituting the material record of one of the most influential intellects in the modern era.


It also enables access to the Einstein Archive Database, a comprehensive source of information on all items in the Albert Einstein Archives.


- The Hebrew University
- Science
- Personal Life
- Public Life
- The Jewish People

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Royal Society Publishing: Search

Royal Society Publishing: Search | technologies |

Royal Society Publishing have made their journal archives available online for the world to search and read.


Published papers, more than 70 years old, can be viewed for free and in their entirety. This makes 60,000 historical scientific papers available, including papers written by Benjamin Franklin, Isaac Newton etc.


A valuable resource for practitioners and learners alike especially those researching the history of scientific topics.

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