Tag Archives: History

Indian Railways to digitise its archival records of about 25 million pages

(26 July 2018) The Indian Railways has kick-started a massive effort to digitise its archives across the country that will cover about 25 million pages of railway history. As an initial step, 2.2 million pages of the archival material of the National Rail Museum (NRM) in New Delhi and Rail Museum at Tiruchirapalli in Tamil […]


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Most extensive Royal Commonwealth Society photograph release yet

(9 March 2018) The Royal Commonwealth Society department has recently published images of approximately 1,500 historic photographs on Cambridge Digital Library.  These photographs have been digitised with the very generous support of the Anstruther Trust, and include many of the treasures of the collection.  They reflect its broad chronological scope and great geographic diversity. The […]


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Historic photographs of India digitized

(19 December 2017) The latest release of photographs published on Cambridge Digital Library by the Royal Commonwealth Society department includes a large selection of historic prints of India, digitised with the generous support of the Smuts Memorial Fund. The photographs date from the 1860s to the late 1920s, and offer a diverse range of scenes […]


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Collective history of China’s libraries

(24 October 2017) After seven years’ preparation, the first comprehensive history of the nation’s libraries was published by the National Library of China earlier this month. The 2-million-character-long A History of Chinese Libraries travels back more than 3,000 years to discover the origins of Chinese book collections and follows the development of libraries throughout the […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 2: A Brief History of Rankings and Higher Education Policy

By Ruth A. Pagell1 (8 August 2014)  We ended the first article by presenting a series of different rankings which we did not explain.  Before we drill down into them, it is important to view the different rankings in the context of the past scholarly rankings environment and the current higher education policy environment. In the […]


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ANU Archives launches new database

(6 June 2014)  The Australian National University Archives has launched a new database which makes national treasures of business, unions and The University available online for the first time. National Archives of Australia Director-General David Fricker launched the new ANU Archives database, which includes historic documents from Australia’s colonial history. Among the treasures are copies […]


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Library History SIG sessions in Singapore

(13 August 2013) Join the Library History SIG at IFLA WLIC 2013 for papers and discussion of the development of libraries and librarianship in Asia, 21 August 2013, 09:30 – 11:30 am. The list of papers is here.


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Images of old Hong Kong go online

(4 August 2013)   There’s not a lot of it left. So if just for the sake of nostalgia and the delight of social historians, news that the Government Records Service is preserving more than 8,000 pictures of old Hong Kong, some of which have already been uploaded to its website, will be thrilling. The collection […]


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Alexander Street Press premieres Australasian archive

12 December 2012 (Alexandria, VA) – Alexander Street Press’s newest collection, Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1901, showcases intimate archival materials from the early days of the region’s history. Early Experiences in Australasia delivers instant access to firsthand documents that illuminate the realities of life from the arrival of the continent’s […]


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