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So now you know!

30 January 2015

King George III's Topographical Collection illustrates Birmingham's dynamic expansion between about 1680 and 1824 with important and rare plans and views, both printed and hand-drawn. Thanks to George III's enthusiasm for ephemera, however, it also includes this advertisement of about...

New Brazilian Acquisitions

30 January 2015

As you might have guessed from the title of this blog, I thought it would be good to dedicate my first blog in 2015 to some of the exciting new Brazilian items that we have acquired for the collection. They...

Collecting Data To Improve Tools

30 January 2015

Like many other institutions, we are heavily dependent on a number of open source tools. We couldn’t function without them, and so we like to find ways to give back to those communities. We don’t have a lot of spare...

Intellectual Property Matters

30 January 2015

It is said that 'The meek shall inherit the Earth', but for now it's the inherently rich and shrewd. Intellectual property rights (IPR) include patent, registered or unregistered trademarks, design rights, copyright, or more commonly a strategic combination of each....

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