British Library

Archives of south Asian oral history housed in India

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Hundreds of rare ethnographic sound recordings, including parables, songs, hymns, instrumental music, and poems, made their …

India

This Book Of Maps Is Bigger Than You

It was made to impress the king of England. Now, it’s been digitally scanned.<p>How do you impress a king? Here’s one idea—give him a giant book.<p>That’s what the Dutch sugar merchant Johannes Klencke did in 1660, when English King Charles II was restored to the throne (and he became a baronet as a …

Maps

New Tool for Open-Access Research

A new search engine that aims to connect nonacademics with open-access research will be launched this fall.Get the Research will connect the public …

Open Source Movement

British Library to develop shared open access repository services

<b>LONDON</b><b>.-</b> The British Library, working with a group of cultural and memory organisations, is piloting a shared repository service for research content …

British Museum

First known printed world map showing America

Description<p>This map, produced just a decade after Christopher Columbus’ voyage to the New World, is the earliest known printed world map to show …

North Atlantic

Parting words from our Chief Librarian - Living Knowledge blog

Caroline Brazier is the Chief Librarian at the British Library. She was recently awarded a CBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours in …

Libraries

'Kubla Khan'

Related articles<p>Article by:Daljit NagraTheme:Romanticism<p>Poet Daljit Nagra explains how Coleridge uses language, form and imagery to create the heady …

Literature

Dame Carol Black appointed as Chair of the British Library

<b>LONDON</b><b>.-</b> The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Rt. Hon Matt Hancock MP, has appointed Dame Carol Black as Chair of the …

Libraries

Live like an eleventh-century prince - Medieval manuscripts blog

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to have been a prince one thousand years ago? Would you have eaten off of silver plates? How many …

Ancient History

Happy Birthday! British Library Celebrates 20 Years of Iconic St Pancras Building

Today the British Library celebrates 20 years since its St Pancras building was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen on 25 June 1998.<p>Designed …

England

DCMS appoints Dame Carol Black as Chair of the British Library

Dame Carol will replace Baroness Tessa Blackstone who will stand down at the end of August 2018, following two four year terms.<p>Chief Executive of the …

Libraries

A midsummer milestone - Medieval manuscripts blog

To mark midsummer, that most magical of days, we have another exciting update from <i>The Polonsky Foundation England and France Project</i>. In a …

Libraries

View of the Encampment of Guards in St James's Park

Description<p>These two watercolours (Maps K.Top.26.7.d.2. and Maps K.Top.26.7.d.3) were painted by Thomas Davies (1737–1812), Captain of the Royal …

Greenwich, UK

Discovering Literature: Restoration and 18th century

Philip Pullman first read <i>Paradise Lost</i> as a schoolboy and was dazzled by the sound of its poetry as he and his classmates read it aloud. Since then, …

Literature

The soft power of the British Library, a Chinese Jane Eyre, and my dreams of a day at the races

Britain is endowed with tremendous assets in terms of its knowledge infrastructure.<p>This week the British Library celebrates 20 years at its main …

Opinion (UK)

Music fans mark 70 years since first LP as vinyl enjoys revival

LONDON (Reuters) - In the basement of the British Library, curator Andy Linehan inspects the latest addition to a massive archive of wax cylinders, cassettes, LPs and CDs - a vinyl record that made musical history.<p>Released in the United States in 1948, Mendelssohn's Concerto in E minor, performed …

Libraries

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy's Season Of Sound Set Live at The British Library

This is a a recording of a live set I did for launch of The British Library's Season of Sound. I picked songs that had sonic depth from a wide array …

Libraries

Worcestershire has 'moral duty' in Elgar archives move

<b>Worcestershire has a "moral duty" to do what it can to keep the archives of Sir Edward Elgar, campaigners say.</b><p>The Elgar Foundation, responsible for historic documents from the English composer, wants to move the collection to the British Library in London.<p>But a councillor said the move "disregards" …

Cricket

Turning the Pages™ - British Library

Menu<p>Use the menu icon to bring up a list of all the items currently in the library. Click on a item to open it.<p>Reset<p>If you have got the book into a …

Libraries

British Library Sound Archive: from Dusk until Dawn - 9th June 2018

The British Library is home to the UK’s Sound Archive, a treasure trove of living history containing more than 6.5 million sounds including music, …

Libraries

The Rivals: Anjha Baras Khan, Adarang, and What Happened to Muhammad Shah’s Court

Libraries

SYMHC Classics: The Mystic Margery Kempe

We're traveling back to a 2013 episode about Margery Kempe. Born in the 1300s, Margery had 14 children with her husband before dedicating her life to …

Libraries

ZEE JlF kicks off at london's The British library

london, June 9 (IANS) The london edition of Indias popular Jaipur literature Festival "ZEE JlF at The British library" has kicked off, filling the …

India

A slice of Jaipur at the British Library over the weekend

London, June 7 (IANS) South Asias literary heritage, oral traditions, performing arts, books and ideas will take centrestage here at the iconic …

India News

Authors of ebooks to receive Public Lending Right payments for the first time

The British Library is pleased to announce that, as a result of a three-week consultation run by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport …

eBooks

Exhibition marks 70 years since the Empire Windrush arrived carrying Caribbean migrants to Britain

Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land (1st June – 21st October 2018) is a free exhibition at the British Library marking 70 years since the Empire …

Art

Heartbreaking And Powerful: Windrush Stories Come To Life In This Free Exhibition

A postcard of the Empire Windrush. Copyright Andrea Levy.For those who arrived upon the Empire Windrush in 1948, what was coming to Britain like? …

Travel (UK)

Shakespeare’s First Folio Now Available to View in British Library’s Universal Viewer

Shakespeare’s First Folio is now available to view in our Universal Viewer https://t.co/12JuwYaYbr #HeritageMadeDigital #IIIF #Shakespeare C.39.k.15. …

Libraries

The first voyage of Codex Amiatinus - Medieval manuscripts blog

One Thursday in June over 1300 years ago, a group of monks stood on the banks of the River Wear, weeping. In the distance, a boat was sailing away …

Ancient History

Sir Robert Cotton's manuscripts added to Memory of the World register - Medieval manuscripts blog

We are delighted that Sir Robert Cotton's collection of manuscripts, held at the British Library, has been added to the UNESCO Memory of the World UK …

Libraries