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Celebrating Independence Day

04 July 2015

Above: 'The Red-Lined Map' [BL shelfmark: K.Top 118.49.b' It's a Saturday so this one is short and sweet. Happy Independence Day from all in Team Americas, we hope it's suitably sunny and barbeque filled before being rounded off with the...

Happy Birthday, Declaration of Independence!

04 July 2015

Today is the 4th of July, the birthday of one of the most famous documents in the world, the United States Declaration of Independence. This year we are celebrating another very important birthday at the British Library, namely the 800th...

Remembering the 4th of July...

03 July 2015

Additional MS 46700 Tomorrow sees the anniversary of the now world famous boat trip on the River Thames in Oxford, when the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a mathematics don at Oxford University, rowed up the river with the three young...

What is a Web Archive? (in less than 3 mins)

03 July 2015

You may have heard of the term 'Web Archiving' but what is it and why is it important that the UK Legal Deposit libraries support this? This short video is a good start: What do the UK Web Archive collect?...

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