Routledge Performance Archive: database trial

Routledge Performance Archive
Unique access to an unprecedented range of audio-visual material from past & present practitioners of performance. 50+ years of documented work direct from renowned practitioners & specialists, across the entire spectrum of theatre topics.

Trial ends: 31/01/13. Feedback forms are available after the link.

What could you do with an archive of the UK web, 1996-2010 ?

The UK Web Archive, produced by the British Library,  have written a very interesting article about the analytical tools users will need to make the most of the JISC UK Web Domain Dataset, a dataset of all the holdings of the Internet Archive for the UK from 1996 to 2010. The dataset contains a wealth of information, and exploiting it systematically will be of interest to many researchers. Have a read and see if there is something in it for you.

New RefWorks Community Site

RefWorks, the best way to save references and create citations and bibliographies, has set up a Community Site to provide you with the latest news, updates and tips about everything related to RefWorks. The RefWorks Community will offer additional resources that will not only enhance your RefWorks experience, but will also help the RefWorks creators connect directly with their user base.

EU launches Open Data Hub in Beta

The European Commission Open Data Portal has launched to the public in beta mode, and provides access to open public data from the European Commission. It also provides access to data of other Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies at their request. The published data can be downloaded by everyone interested to facilitate reuse, linking and the creation of innovative services. Moreover, this Data Portal promotes and builds literacy around Europe’s data.

You can search the datasets by keyword and refine your results using the keywords and publishers listed on the right of the screen, or you can browse the datasets using tags and keywords.

Dead Sea Scrolls online

The discovery of the first Dead Sea Scrolls in a remote Judean Desert cave in 1947 is widely considered the greatest archaeological event of the twentieth century. Bedouin treasure hunters and archaeologists ultimately found the remains of hundreds of ancient scrolls. These fragile pieces of parchment and papyrus, including the oldest existing copies of the Hebrew Bible, were preserved for two thousand years by the hot, dry desert climate and the darkness of the caves where they were placed. The scrolls provide an unprecedented picture of the diverse religious beliefs of ancient Judaism, and of daily life during the turbulent Second Temple period when Jesus lived and preached.  View the Dead Sea Scrolls online.