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The small press publisher Peter Hodgkiss begins his memoir essay ‘It’s All in the Garage’ contemplating ‘a tatty cardboard box’ with ‘GDP’ written in fading red felt-tip pen on the side: ‘It has moved from landing to attic to garage 1 to garage 2 in two houses in Newcastle to its present residence in Whitley Bay’ (Cusp: Recollections of Poetry in Transition, ed. Geraldine Monk, 2012). That tatty box of Galloping Dog Press books (1974-91),...
A wooden writing desk used by Jane Austen which was given to her by her father in 1794. This portable ‘writing-box’ opens to provide a slope on which to write. It has various compartments, including a space for an ink pot and a lockable drawer for paper and valuables. When Austen died in 1817, aged 41, the desk was inherited by her sister Cassandra. It was later passed down through her eldest brother’s family. In...
John Jaffray dataset; a hand list of printed books and scrap books compiled by Jaffray relating to bookbinding and trade unionism in (mainly) 19c Victorian LondonP. J. M. Marks
This set comprises 169 records on 222 pages of a PDF listing the contents of the Jaffray Collection (shelf mark Jaff 1 to Jaff 169) composed using free text. John Jaffray (1811-1869) was a bookbinder in Victorian London, interested in bookbinding, trade unionism and Chartism. This is a restricted collection in poor condition, access is limited though applications can be made through the Rare Books & Music Reading Room Bibliographical Enquiries Desk using an Application...
Ground Truth transcriptions for training OCR of historical Bengali printed texts - Recognition of Early Indian Printed Documents competitionBritish Library & Tom Derrick
This dataset comprises 81 digitised images (TIFF files) drawn from a selection of early printed Bengali books (1713-1914) digitised through the Two Centuries of Indian Print project (https://www.bl.uk/projects/two-centuries-of-indian-print). Also contained are ground truth transcriptions (XML) for each page that can be used for training optical character recognition software on historical Bengali printed text. The folder contains the images and ground truth used for the REID2019 competition (https://www.primaresearch.org/REID2019/), part of ICDAR 2019 (https://icdar2019.org/competitions-2/). The images are...
This dataset comprises 74 digitised images (TIFF files) drawn from a selection of early printed Bengali books (1713-1914) digitised through the Two Centuries of Indian Print project (https://www.bl.uk/projects/two-centuries-of-indian-print). Also contained are ground truth transcriptions (XML) for each page that can be used for training optical character recognition software on historical Bengali printed text. The folder contains images and ground truth used to train Transkribus. The images are out of copyright and the transcriptions are also...
This is a title-level list of British, Irish, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies newspapers held in the British Library. It brings together data from the catalogue and other sources. It is intended for broad analysis and as such does not replicate the catalogue exactly.
Imperial College London33
Sao Paulo State University1
University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland1
Delft University of Technology1
Instituto de Ciência e Tecnologia de Polímeros1
Global Scientific Innovations1
University of York1