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Rare books and manuscripts ‘potluck’ online in 2021

Public and university libraries have faced the pandemic with a multitude of inventive new ways of connecting books and readers, such as ‘Grab and Go’ book deliveries limiting the time of physical visits. What about special collections libraries,...
From: The Conveyor on 30 Mar 2021

Retrospect of the Hilary Term 2021 Seminars in Palaeography, Manuscript Studies, and Book History

Adam Whittaker demonstrating the ‘Guidonian Hand’ as used in medieval music theory manuscripts, with Andrew Dunning (Bodleian)’s hand holding MS. Bodl. 515. Thanks to Henrike Laehnemann for the image. Meetings of the two seminar series...
From: The Conveyor on 17 Mar 2021

Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies, 2021

Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies Convenors: Daniel Wakelin, Martin Kauffmann Meetings will take place online via Zoom on Mondays at 2.15pm (GMT) in weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7. Original manuscripts will be shown. Registration is required. E-mail:...
From: The Conveyor on 7 Jan 2021

Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies, 2019

The Seminar in Palaeography and Manuscript Studies runs annually in the Weston Library in Hilary term (Jan-March). The 2019 Seminar aimed to showcase the research of some of the early career scholars in Oxford using the Library’s collections. Here...
From: The Conveyor on 31 May 2019

Studying in the book of another’s notes

By Sara Marie Westh I am back, with another question from the Halliwell-Phillipps notebooks for our brilliant readers to ponder, since the last query yielded such a wealth of suggestions. Once again, my thanks to you all for your help as archival...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 23 Nov 2018

Continued evidence of interest in Great Parchment Book and the history of the Plantation

The Great Parchment Book blog has been rather quiet over the last few months, but that’s not to say that interest in the content and the project has declined. To the contrary, the Great Parchment Book continues to prove relevant to research in...
From: The Great Parchment Book on 9 Nov 2018

International interest in Great Parchment Book continues

  International interest in the Great Parchment Book continues unabated and here we share two recent connections with projects and programmes in France and Finland. Les rescapés du feu Colleagues in France were very interested to...
From: The Great Parchment Book on 5 Dec 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: Borderlines XXI: Authority in the Medieval and Early Modern World

This conference will be held in University College Cork, 14-16 April 2017. Proposals for both papers and panels are welcomed from postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in the fields of both Medieval and Early Modern studies. Keynote Speaker: Prof...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 14 Apr 2017

Trump the Merovingian

Satire is a potent tool in the face of the arrogance of power. Laughter punctures pride more fatally than any righteous anger. And it has not gone unnoticed that one of the winners of the election of the latest US President has been humour itself —...

Skills for Historians of the Future: Palaeography

Leah Grandy Future historians are facing a crisis in a skill set that has not been a significant issue in the past. As the teaching of cursive writing has been eliminated or greatly diminished from North American elementary school curriculums, we are...
From: Borealia on 12 Sep 2016

Great Parchment Book retrospective: transcription and textual encoding

Now with the successful outcome of the Great Parchment Book project well-established and in the public eye once again, it seems a good time to reflect back on the different elements which make up the project and try to make sense of the journey. We looked...
From: The Great Parchment Book on 19 Feb 2016

Great Parchment Book retrospective

When we embarked on the Great Parchment Book project, we were very uncertain that we would be able to achieve our aim: a digitally reconstructed and fully accessible manuscript that could take pride of place in the exhibition in Derry Guildhall opening...
From: The Great Parchment Book on 10 Feb 2016

Deciphering handwriting in Shakespeare’s world

How you ought to hold your pen, a guide from 1602 We only have a few examples of Shakespeare’s handwriting, but those that we have suggest that he wasn’t a particularly neat writer. I always like that section in Hamlet where the Prince explains...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Dec 2015

Technology meets Scholarship: Handwritten Text Recognition

If like us you are excited by ways to revolutionise access to archives through the use of new technology and innovation, you might be interested in a conference on Handwritten Text Recognition in Germany early next year (2016) as part of the co:op project....
From: The Great Parchment Book on 1 Dec 2015

Takeover Day 2015!

On Friday 2oth November, we welcomed Year 6 children from Bridgetown Primary School to the Collections Department as part of Takeover Day.  This is a national initiative for young people to get involved in the work of arts and heritage organisations...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 27 Nov 2015

Update on developments in Handwritten Text Recognition technology

At its heart, the Great Parchment Book project is all about enabling access to archives using innovative techniques and technology. As previously reported in this Blog (Magic in Action), and in pursuance of this, our partners...
From: The Great Parchment Book on 4 Sep 2015

Magic in action

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software could be developed to read handwriting as well as printed text? University College London is part of a consortium aiming to do just that. The aim of the tranScriptorium project...
From: The Great Parchment Book on 5 Dec 2014

Programme announced for Great Parchment Book Day

LMA is holding a Great Parchment Book Day at LMA on Friday 25 July 2014. The morning will focus on the Great Parchment Book story; the afternoon will look to the future and explore accessing historical documents through innovative technologies. PROGRAMME MORNING:...
From: The Great Parchment Book on 23 Jun 2014

YouTube video of Plantation Families Event

The YouTube video of the Plantation Families Event held at PRONI in September 2013 is now available to view online. The video of Dr Patricia Stewart’s presentation about her work transcribing the Great Parchment Book is the first lecture of Part...
From: The Great Parchment Book on 28 May 2014

Great Parchment Book website viewed more than 50,000 times

This week the Great Parchment Book website passed the landmark of 50,000 page views since it was launched on 30 May 2013. In addition, the Derry Guildhall exhibition - Plantation: Process, people, perspectives – which until recently displayed...
From: The Great Parchment Book on 30 Apr 2014

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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This is the basic structure:

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For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.