Read all about us: The Dictionary of Irish Biography is now open access (The Irish Times)

The Irish Times: Read all about us: The Dictionary of Irish Biography is now open access . “On March 17th, the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland, the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB), is moving to an open access model, making its entire corpus of nearly 11,000 biographies, spanning over 1,500 years of Irish history, freely available to all through a new website…”

Everyday Heroes: Bountiful resident wants to memorialize every soldier who died during WWII, looking for help (Standard-Examiner)

Standard-Examiner: Everyday Heroes: Bountiful resident wants to memorialize every soldier who died during WWII, looking for help. “[Don] Milne, 59, of Bountiful, recently launched a nonprofit called ‘Stories Behind the Stars,’ an ambitious project that aims to compile short histories of all of the 400,000 plus American soldiers who died during WWII. The histories would be searchable, by name, from an online database Milne is creating. He says he’s also developing a smartphone app that would link to the database and allow people to scan names from war memorials and headstones, then instantly be taken to a particular soldier’s biography. A self-described ‘history buff,’ particularly of WWII, Milne has been blogging and writing military bios for fallen soldiers of the war pretty much every day for that past three years. So far, he’s written about 1,200 profiles, piecing the stories together mainly through sources he’s found online. “

Magdalen College: New archive of T.E. Lawrence biographer, Jeremy Wilson

Magdalen College: New archive of T.E. Lawrence biographer, Jeremy Wilson. “Over the next three years, Dr Lucy Smith will be cataloguing the archive of Jeremy Wilson (1944-2017), the authorised biographer of T.E. Lawrence (1888-1935, Senior Demy 1911-1914). Lucy joined Magdalen College as the Wilson Project Archivist this month. As Wilson was a dedicated and pre-eminent Lawrence scholar over a fifty-year period, the acquisition of his research papers should prove an invaluable resource to scholars of Lawrence, and a substantial addition to the growing Lawrence collections at Magdalen. “

Museums+Heritage: National Trust digitises Churchill’s visitors book to offer new interactive experience

Museums+Heritage: National Trust digitises Churchill’s visitors book to offer new interactive experience. “The National Trust has digitised the entries of the visitors book at Chartwell, Churchill’s former home in Kent. Signatures from over 700 guests who visited the estate between 1924 and 1964 are now available to the public via a new interactive resource.”

MercoPress: Falklands’ Dictionary of Biographies, from text to a new website

MercoPress: Falklands’ Dictionary of Biographies, from text to a new website. “The entire text of the fantastically informative Dictionary of Falklands Biography has been placed on a new website…. In addition to the original 476 biographies, six new names have been added and more are to follow. Among the newcomers are Constance Allardyce, the wife of Governor Sir William, who was a respected palaeontologist and expert on Falklands fossils (written by Dr Phil Stone).”