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The end of the world as we know it

Saturday, April 29, 2017

You never know when the end of the world is going to happen, and so here at the British Library we've been in a race against time to digitise our Apocalypse manuscripts, before it's too late! Here is a selection...

What websites do we collect during UK General Elections?

Friday, April 28, 2017

The UK Web Archive has been archiving websites connected to General elections since 2005. During the 2005 and 2010 elections, collecting was done on a permissions-cleared basis requiring curators to make contact with individual website owners requesting permission to archive...

Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

Friday, April 28, 2017

The British Library’s exhibition Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths opens today, marking the 100th anniversary of the Revolution, an event that changed history and profoundly influenced the course of the 20th century. The exhibition follows Russian history from the reign...

Photographs for International Labour Day

Friday, April 28, 2017

To mark International Labour Day on Monday, I thought I would browse through two photographic collections where I knew there would be some great images of people at work. The first set of photographs is from Mongolia (EAP264). I could...

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