British Library archive

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #125 - Facebook Home review
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #125 - Facebook Home review

    By 12 April 2013

    Having played with it for while before its general release, Pocket-lint reviews the Facebook Home launcher for Android and reveals whether or not we'll be installing it on our own phones in due course. In addition, the team mulls over HMV's survival and...

  • 65 million newspaper articles from 300 years put online
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    65 million newspaper articles from 300 years put online

    By 29 November 2011

    The British Library has gone live with its local and regional newspaper archive, giving surfers access to 4 million web pages of print media from a timespan of more than 300 years. The British Newspaper Archive (http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/),...

  • Google checks out 250,000 books from the British Library
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    Google checks out 250,000 books from the British Library

    By 20 June 2011

    The British Library has announced a deal with Google to get 250,000 out of copyright books available online, through the Google Books platform. The move means that books, pamphlets and periodicals from 1700-1870 - some 40 million pages - will be available...

  • APP OF THE DAY: British Library 19th Century Historical Collection review (iPad)
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    APP OF THE DAY: British Library 19th Century Historical Collection review (iPad)

    By 7 June 2011

    With Feed me Oil, Pocket-lint obviously hit a low spot for our App of The Day series. We can only apologise for its inclusion, the writer of Monday's effort has a simple mind and is pleased by the most basic applications. He can turn violent sometimes...

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

    By 10 January 2011

    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
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    British Library offers 65,000 ebooks for free

    By 8 February 2010

    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
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    British Library puts 19th century newspapers online

    By 18 June 2009

    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
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    Europeana - the European online library crashes

    By 24 November 2008

    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
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    European online library launches

    By 20 November 2008

    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...

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    British Library develops web crawling system for preserving webpages

    By 26 September 2006

    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
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    British Library goes wireless

    By 17 November 2004

    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...