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Initial selection of digitised documents available

4 February 2013

We are pleased to announce that an initial sample of digitised documents from the Board of Longitude archive is now available via the Cambridge Digital Library: A volume of minutes...

Keeping the Archive alive

8 November 2012

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...

Massey and Burt: a tale of professional rivalry

16 July 2012

One of the most 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...

Discovery, use and reuse

25 April 2012

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...