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Archive for March, 2011

UK Company Data added to KeyNote

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

The KeyNote database is used primarily to research market intelligence on UK sectors.   The database has recently been expanded to include an extensive collection of company data covering more than 7 million UK companies, which is updated daily, as well as details on directors, secretaries and shareholders.  With an integrated search facility built into the homepage, users can perform a dual search for company information and market research in one simple step.  The financial data (balance sheets, cash flow statements, profit&loss accounts, key ratios etc.) is available over a 5 year period and can be extracted in either PDF or Excel format as well as graphical representation.

Digitised British and Irish political cartoons

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

The British Cartoon Archive based at the University of Kent at Canterbury comprises cartoons from 1904 to the present. The archive illustrates the work of around 250 British cartoonists. Much of it contains social and political comment. Another collection of British cartoons is housed in the Library of Congress in Washington. These earlier cartoons were published primarily between1780 and 1830. According to Library of Congress , “the cartoons highlight aspects of British political life, including tensions with its colonies and other nations, as well as society, fashion, manners, and theatre”. The University of Illinois has harvested a collection of Irish political cartoons.  These are drawn primarily from the Weekly Freeman and National Press and United Ireland newspapers. They address the subject of Irish politics of the late 1800s and early 1900s, and, in particular, Ireland’s relationship with England. For cartoons relating to Northern Ireland go to the CAIN website.  For more collections follow the Intute link.

John Hewitt Collection

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The Ulster Poetry Project website is dedicated to the study of Ulster poetry and Irish Book History at the Universtiy of Ulster. The site will provide information on research at Ulster and resources for those interested in Irish Book History. As part of this project a number of books have been digitised from the John Hewitt collection and added to the website.John Hewitt Bookplate

Digital Education Resource Archive

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

The UK Digital Education Repository Archive (DERA), maintained by the IOE (Institute of Education, Universitty of London)  is a digital archive of all documents published electronically by government and related bodies in the area of education.    

The archive aims to address the problems caused  by growing numbers of  broken links and disappearing documents, by preserving permanently all electronic publications in the field of education.

The Archive is free and accessible to all.  Documents from Northern Ireland government and related bodies are included.