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BLPC: British Library Public Catalogue

The British Library has announced the release of a new major online resource in early 2001. The Public Catalogue supercedes the OPAC97 service (reviewed in the May 23, 1997 Scout Report) and will be available 24 hours/ 7 days a week. The catalog indexes "over 10 million books, journals, reports, conferences and music scores covering every aspect of human thought since 1450" and features improved...
British Library: Blogs

The British Library is one of the world's great libraries and its blogs are quite excellent as well. These streams of thought and commentary are crafted by curators, subject specialists, and guest bloggers and on any given day might include "Jokes for David Frost," "Dogs: Medieval Man's Best Friend," and thoughts on Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure." All told, there are over a dozen blogs here...
British Library: The National Sound Archive

This resource is a searchable online catalog of almost 2.5 million sound recordings held by the British Library National Sound Archive (NSA), from pop music to Miss Piggy to tree frogs to oral histories. At present, users cannot listen to or download these recordings, but the site does offer information on accessing them at the NSA and placing orders for copies. The catalog is searchable by...
The British Library Manuscripts Catalogue

This site is designed to serve as a single access point to information on the catalogs of the British Library's Department of Manuscripts, which cover accessions from 1753 to the present day. Visitors may search the catalogs index (a list of those available online can be found in the About section) by name, language, year, and other modifiers. They can also search the descriptions by keyword or...