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The Monk, the Bible and obscenity

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

by Tanya Kirk, Curator for Printed Heritage Collections 1601-1900 Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary on Sunday, 9th February 1667/8 that he was ‘up, and at my chamber all the morning and the office doing business, and also reading a...

Report on Boiler Explosions in Britain, 1880

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Last week we told you about an explosion at a Marylebone gunmaker's workshop in 1822 which killed two child workers . Today we look at industrial accidents in 1880 involving boiler explosions. While cataloguing some India Office Revenue files recently,...

Fingerprints & their potential impact in relation to handling library collections

Monday, September 26, 2016

Back in early 2016, Terry Kent, a consultant specialising in forensic fingerprint analysis, contacted British Library Conservation to learn more about how we assess the impact of handling on our collections with reference to our use (or not) of gloves...

The future of radio: no. 1 - Charlie Phillips

Monday, September 26, 2016

The British Library is working with the UK radio industry to develop a national radio archive and has invited experts from across the radio and music industry to consider what the future of radio might look like. Charlie Phillips Charlie...

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