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Publication of Quarterly Lists: Catalogues of Indian Books

(24 January 2017) The BL’s Two Centuries of Indian Print project is pleased to announce the online availability of some wonderful catalogues held by the British Library, generally known as the Quarterly Lists. They record books published quarterly and by province of British India between 1867 and 1947. Digitised for the first time, the Quarterly Lists can […]


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1500 titles of Thai printed books added to the British Library’s electronic catalogue

(17 October 2016) The Library’s Thai collection contains more than 6,000 titles of printed books, pamphlets and grey literature in Thai language, dating from the mid-19th century onwards. Due to a generous gift by Christian missionaries of about 100 books and pamphlets, the earliest period of printing in Thailand, from ca.1840-1890, is well represented, including […]


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National Library of China launches digital database of ancient books

(30 September 2016) The National Library of China recently launched two online services for readers – the Basic Database of the Registered Ancient Books Surveyed Around China and the Digital Library of Chinese Ancient Books. As an important academic achievement, the Basic Database allows readers from all over the world to check online the catalog of […]


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China adds ancient manuscripts to state protection catalogue

(24 May 2016, Beijing, Xinhua) The Chinese government has added 899 valuable ancient manuscripts to the catalog under state protection. They include oracles, manuscripts on bamboo strips and silk scrolls, ancient paper copies of tablet inscriptions, rare manuscripts in ethnic minority languages and in foreign languages such as Latin and English, said Zhang Zhiqing, deputy […]


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Glimpses of early Siam and Burma

 (9 May 2016) The Royal Commonwealth Society Library has just created an electronic catalogue for one of its largest and most significant manuscript collections: the papers of the diplomat, colonial administrator and orientalist Henry Burney (1792-1845). Burney was born in Calcutta, the son of a Senior Master of the Calcutta Military School for Orphans. His […]


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National Museum of Cambodia catalogue online now

(10 January 2014)  The Southeast Asian Library Group, SEALG, reports that the online catalogue for the The National Museum of Cambodia was anounced 3 January 2014.  The museum, founded in 1920, houses one of the world’s greatest collections of Khmer cultural material including sculpture, ceramics and ethnographic objects from the prehistoric, pre-Angkorian, Angkorian and post-Angkorian […]


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Catalogue of 15th-century books in the Bodleian Libraries now online

(20 December 2013)  Online access is now available to the descriptive Catalogue of Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century now in the Bodleian Library (Bod-Inc). The printed catalogue was published in 2005 by Oxford University Press. This online resource is accessible at: http://incunables.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/. The project to produce the printed catalogue of 15th-century books in the Bodleian Libraries […]


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