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APP OF THE DAY - British Library: Treasures (iOS and Android)

APP OF THE DAY - British Library: Treasures (iOS and Android)

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App of the Day fans, how cruelly life has treated you. Not only was your favourite Pocket-lint feature not present throughout the whole of December, due to the App-vent calendar appearing in its place, it has also had to sit out the first week of January... >>

British Library offers 65,000 ebooks for free

British Library offers 65,000 ebooks for free

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The British Library has decided that later in the spring it'll be making 65,000 great works of 19th Century fiction available, absolutely free, in ebook format. The books, which are first editions, will include the original typeface and illustrations... >>

British Library puts 19th century newspapers online

British Library puts 19th century newspapers online

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The British Library has announced that it's placed 2 million digitised and searchable newspapers pages online that date from as far back as 1800. The service, which isn't free but is available on a pay-as-you-go basis, will let you crawl through the pages... >>

Europeana - the European online library crashes

Europeana - the European online library crashes

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More than twice the number of hits than anticipated has crashed Europeana - the new online library - just hours after its launch. The project offers free online access to content from 1000 of Europe's most prestigious institutions including The British... >>

European online library launches

European online library launches

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A new multimedia venture has launched bringing content from more than 1000 cultural organisations across Europe together in a free online resource. The British Library is amongst the institutions that have signed up to the new European online library... >>

British Library develops web crawling system for preserving webpages

British Library develops web crawling system for preserving webpages

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The internet is an ever-changing repository of information, where pages disappear as quickly as new ones appear. The British Library is part of a group of institutions working to preserve digital data presented on the internet for future generations and... >>

British Library goes wireless

British Library goes wireless

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The British Library claims to have built the largest indoor wireless network in the London. The network, which will cover 11 reading room, the Library auditorium, its café and restaurant as well as the famous indoor Piazza will be available to 3,000... >>