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Project Details

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Project Name: 
Bibliography of British and Irish History
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Ian Archer
Oxford participants: 
Ian Archer (Main Contact)
Other Participants: 
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  • Division: Humanities
  • Unit: History
  • Sub-Unit: History Faculty
Start Date: 
01/01/2004
End Date: 
not specified
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
Royal Historical Society, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, Brepols Publishers
Funder: 
AHRC; Royal Historical Society, Institute of Historical Research
Subject Area: 
History
Project Description: 

The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) replaced the RHS Bibliography on 1 January 2010. This database aims to make bibliographic data on British History electronically available, and it is interoperable with a wide range of other online resorces. It contains all of the data previously available in the RHS Bibliography, including its partner projects, London’s Past Online and (up to the end of 2009) Irish History Online. BBIH is updated three times a year and now includes over 490,000 records describing books and articles about British and Irish history.

BBIH is the result of a partnership between the Royal Historical Society, the Institute of Historical Research and Brepols Publishers, and is a subscription service, although both the Society and the Institute are making a financial contribution to the Bibliography in order to keep subscriptions as low as possible.

Dr Archer handed over the Academic Editorship of this project to Professor Stephen Taylor in January 2011.

Other projects the participants have been involved in: 
ICT Methods: 
CategorySub-HeadingsDetails
Data CaptureData ReuseUse of existing digital data
Data analysisSearching/LinkingSearching and querying
Data publishing and disseminationData and resource sharingResource sharing publishing
Data structuring and enhancementClassifying and linkingCataloguing and indexing
Text EncodingText encoding - referential
Last updated: 
25/06/2015 16:24:36
Updated by: 
martinw@ox.ac.uk