Tag Archives: London

Thieves steal £2m of rare books by abseiling into warehouse

(12 February 2017) The Guardian reports that antiquarian books worth more than £2m have been stolen by a gang who avoided a security system by abseiling into a west London warehouse. The three thieves made off with more than 160 publications after raiding the storage facility near Heathrow in what has been labelled a Mission: […]


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DPC Offers Scholarships to Members for DPTP – The Practice of Digital Preservation

(31 July 2015) The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to offer two fully funded scholarships to attend the upcoming 21-23 September 2015 instance of ULCC’s intermediate level Digital Preservation Training Programme – The Practice of Digital Preservation at Senate House, University of London, London. Applications are welcomed from DPC members and associates. The scholarship covers all […]


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10th International Digital Curation Conference, 9-12 February

(27 January 2015) For a decade IDCC has brought together leaders and experts in digital curation and the significance of good curation to research and innovation is now well recognised across the globe. The 10th International Digital Curation Conference will be held from Monday 9 February to Thursday 12 February 2015 at 30 Euston Square, London. […]


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Google to be a part of The Knowledge Quarter

(5 Dec 2014) The Knowledge Quarter, a partnership of 35 academic, cultural, research, scientific and media organisations based in Kings Cross, Euston and Bloomsbury, has just been launched at the British Library in London. The Knowledge Quarter is a consortium of partner organisations with one thing in common – all are actively engaged in advancing and disseminating knowledge. […]


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Groovy literary benches auctioned for charity

(9 October 2014)  The illustrated literary benches which popped up all over London during the summer, have been auctioned to raise money for the National Literacy Trust. Featuring famous  favourites  including Peter Pan,  Dr. Seuss and 007,  the highest price  of GBP9,500 went for the Jeeves and Bertie Wooster bench.  The total sale raked in […]


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Benches shaped like open books will pop up all over London this summer

(30 May 2014) This summer, benches shaped like open books will pop up all over the capital for children, families and visitors to find and enjoy. ‘Books about Town’ launched by the National Literacy Trust and Wild in Art brings a unique opportunity for the public to view 50 bench sculptures across the city, created […]


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Workshop report from The Perfect Swell: defining the ideal conditions for the growth of text and data mining in Europe

(29 October 2013) The report from the stakeholder workshop on creating the right conditions for text and data mining in Europe is now available. Creating the right conditions for text and data mining in Europe is an important and pressing issue for stakeholders from both research and industry. LIBER, has taken the lead on this […]


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