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Fortune-telling the ancient way

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Will I have a long life? Am I going to find the person I want? Am I to become successful? If you’ve asked these questions about your future, keep on reading, as we might have the answer for you, from...

British Empire maps of Africa added online

Friday, April 19, 2019

Around the turn of the 20th century the British War Office in London maintained a library of original, mostly hand-drawn mapping that covered large parts of the world where detailed and reliable surveys were not otherwise available. The maps were...

Pouring wine on Haggadot: a Passover exception

Friday, April 19, 2019

Why are these Haggadah manuscripts different from all other Hebrew manuscripts? On all other nights we avoid spilling wine in our books, But on this particular night, it is unavoidable. Reading the Haggadah and pouring wine. Brother Haggadah, Spain, 14th...

Collecting Emerging Formats

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Emerging Formats project, started in 2017 by the British Library and the other five UK Legal Deposit Libraries, has been investigating the rise of new complex digital publications that could pose new challenges for libraries and other cultural institutions...

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