This collection tour is part of History Day 2020, a free, annual event created collaboratively between the Institute of Historical Research and Senate House Library. It brings together students, researchers and anyone with an interest in history with professionals from archives, libraries, publishers and other organisations with history collections from the UK and beyond.
What can we learn from “old world science” and how can this shape “new world science”? This session will provide a tour of the British Association for the Advancement of Science - collections on the history of science 1830-1970, an interdisciplinary digital archive tracing the history of British science through the works, thoughts and interactions of the most influential scientists of the time.
This digital archive is the fruit of an innovative cross-sector collaboration between Jisc, global publisher Wiley, and a number of UK university libraries and archives that have put forward their collections for inclusion, influencing what is being digitised by a commercial publisher.
The session will be led by representatives from Jisc and Wiley and discuss the benefits and challenges of such a large collaboration, the views from collection owners and early users, and take you on a live tour through the variety of content, features and tools within the collection.
All Jisc members including higher and further education institutions, research councils and affiliates can request free access through the Jisc licence subscriptions manager.
Who should attend
- Collections specialists
- Researchers and history enthusiasts who explore library, museum, archive and history collections across the UK and beyond
Recording of old world science, new world science
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