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A workshop on Optical Character Recognition for Bangla

Thursday, July 27, 2017

I was fortunate enough to travel to Kolkata recently along with other members of the Two Centuries of Indian Print team where we ran a workshop on ‘Developments with Optical Character Recognition for Bangla’. The event, which took place at...

Robotic and Quixotic

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The current exhibition at the Science Museum on Robots and their history prompts some thoughts about robots in Spain. Probably the most famous robot in Spanish literature is the bronze head in the house of Don Antonio Moreno, which appears...

Going global – the British Library Annual Report 2016-17

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Did you know that the British Library last year collected more than 70 terabytes of UK web domain content? Or that we opened Business & IP Centres in Exeter and Northampton, with two further pilots launching in Norwich and Hull?...

Flouting Laws for his Cause: John Flavell’s FAQs

Thursday, July 27, 2017

John Flavell (1630-1691) was a Presbyterian preacher from Dartmouth, who overtly disobeyed both the ‘Uniformity Act’ of 1662, and the ‘Five Mile Act’ of 1665. These acts prohibited those who opposed the Church of England’s structure from preaching or living...

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