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Keeping the Archive alive

The value of digitisation projects is often framed in terms of broadening access to rare, unique or otherwise difficult-to-access material. Our project is no different – the archive of the Board of Longitude is a major source for 18th Century … Continue reading

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Massey and Burt: a tale of professional rivalry

One of the┬ámost fascinating aspects of the Board of Longitude collection is its illumination of the human stories behind many of the greatest maritime inventions and discoveries. A multitude of individuals wrote to the Board with proposals or inventions, each … Continue reading

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Discovery, use and reuse

This week Huw and I attended a meeting in Birmingham, which, under the banner of “Making sure your resources are discovered, used and reused”, brought together representatives of projects funded by JISC under several of its programmes: the Content Programme … Continue reading

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User-Centered Design

I have recently attended a JISC Workshop on Understanding User-Centered Design, which has lead me to start thinking more about how much we know about our users and how this information can be used to improve the user experience, especially … Continue reading

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Musings on metadata

While the primary aim of the project is to mount c.65,000 lovely images on the Cambridge Digital Library, for our users to navigate and make sense of the material we’re going to need a whole lot of metadata. Now we … Continue reading

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Introducing the project

Welcome to the blog for Navigating 18th Century Science and Technology: the Board of Longitude – a JISC funded project to digitise and describe some 65,000 pages of fascinating content relating to the Board of Longitude. The public profile of … Continue reading

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