University of Sussex: Launch of online oral history collection reveals untold story of the BBC

University of Sussex: Launch of online oral history collection reveals untold story of the BBC . “David Attenborough, Esther Rantzen and Harold Wilson are just some of the prominent figures who appear in over 600 hours of recorded interviews from across the BBC, as part of a new project led by academics at the University of Sussex. The online catalogue, made available today, reveals a hidden history of the Corporation from its earliest years and has been unveiled as part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations. The unique new collection gives free public access to over 470 hours of audio and 159 hours of video interviews.”

National Science and Media Museum: National Science And Media Museum Collaborates With Google Arts & Culture To Unveil Newly Digitised Archive Images In Ai-powered Experiment

National Science and Media Museum: National Science And Media Museum Collaborates With Google Arts & Culture To Unveil Newly Digitised Archive Images In Ai-powered Experiment . “The National Science and Media Museum has collaborated with Google Arts & Culture to digitise nearly 100,000 new images from the Daily Herald Archive, part of the Science Museum Group Collection.”

downthetubes: British comic fanzines archive “The Fanscene Project” has a new online home

downthetubes: British comic fanzines archive “The Fanscene Project” has a new online home. “Founded back in 2015 as the Classic UK Comic Zines site, artist and comic archivist David Hathaway-Price has been constantly adding to what is now The Fanscene Project… the project is an online, read-only archive of British comic fanzines, published across the last 50 years, including, with the permission of their original editors, titles such as BEM, Comic Media News, Fantasy Trader, Infinity, Speakeasy, and many more.”

Radio Times: BBC Rewind shares thousands of hours of archive content for centenary

Radio Times: BBC Rewind shares thousands of hours of archive content for centenary. “BBC Rewind, which has been established to mark 100 years of the BBC, is now the home of ‘tens of thousands of audio-visual recordings’, reflecting the life and events of the UK throughout the decades, making it the largest release of digital archive content in BBC history. Over 30,000 pieces of uncovered content will be publicly available on the website, with the oldest footage dating back to the 1940s.”

Histories & Mysteries: 50 Years since Ugandan Asians came to Devon (The Moorlander)

The Moorlander: Histories & Mysteries: 50 Years since Ugandan Asians came to Devon. “In August 1972, Uganda’s leader, Idi Amin, issued an order requiring Asians living in the country to leave within 90 days. This sparked a mass exodus of nearly 80,000 Ugandan Asians seeking refuge in countries all over the world. The first evacuation flight landed at London’s Stansted Airport on 18th September, 1972, and 50 years later, British Ugandan Asians have excelled in fields such as business, finance, politics, science, and the arts.”

NewScientist: Journey through the huge archive keeping the nation’s newspapers safe

NewScientist: Journey through the huge archive keeping the nation’s newspapers safe. “The British Library’s National Newspaper Building in Boston Spa holds millions of pages from newspapers spanning centuries. New Scientist got a rare chance to go inside the void to see the robot cranes in action and find out about the measures in place to protect the history within.” Just-over-three-minute video. Captions are auto-generated but good.

British Library Medieval Manuscripts Blog: Our digitised collection keeps on growing

British Library Medieval Manuscripts Blog: Our digitised collection keeps on growing. “Long-term readers of our blog may know that we periodically publish lists of our digitised manuscripts, the last of which was published in January 2021. With the arrival of the New Year, we are releasing an update to our lists of manuscript hyperlinks. We hope this makes it easier for readers and researchers to explore our amazing digitised treasures online. We also want to share some updates on our digitisation progress over the last year.”

The Conversation: Five ways the internet era has changed British English – new research

The Conversation: Five ways the internet era has changed British English – new research. “Our new study based on the British National Corpus 2014 (BNC2014) – a 100 million-word sample of current language – shows us just how language has changed in the internet era. This data was contrasted with the original British National Corpus 1994 (BNC1994) – a comparable data set which samples British English from the early 1990s.”

Borneo Post: Bengkel Borneo gathers creative talents to create ‘Soundbank’

Borneo Post: Bengkel Borneo gathers creative talents to create ‘Soundbank’. “The online interactive exhibition explores the theme ‘Divided by Lockdowns and Borders, Can We Still Connect Digitally Across Oceans Through Sound?’, and presents words, songs and photographs from Malaysian, Indonesian and British collaborators…. Launched today, Soundbank features recordings in over five indigenous languages, where several are highly-endangered; Kayan, Dusun and Gaelic, to name a few – demonstrating the diversity of the collaborators involved in this international project.”

Edugraph: Jadavpur University and University of Exeter join hands for digital archive of famine tales

Edugraph: Jadavpur University and University of Exeter join hands for digital archive of famine tales. “It’s a digital tale of two famines, told through art, connecting two continents with a shared history. Jadavpur University and University of Exeter, England, are collaborating on a project to document and also artistically depict the history of famines in India and Britain. The project, Famine Tales: Famine and Dearth in India and Britain 1550-1800, is being funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), UK.”