From Adam Matthew:
Medical Services and Warfare, 1850-1927, the latest primary source collection from Adam Matthew Digital, has transformed access to the personal and professional writings of Florence Nightingale with exclusive Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR). The HTR technology allows these handwritten papers to be fully searchable for the first time.
“[HTR] is going to transform scholarship and the types of questions researchers can ask,” commented Dr Patrick Spero, Director, American Philosophical Society Library, explaining the impact of HTR. “The technology has tremendous potential.”
Along with the Nightingale Papers, thousands of digitized documents from prestigious archives will give students and scholars first-hand knowledge of the development of medical practice as influenced by the wars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Continue reading Papers of Florence Nightingale now digitized using Handwritten Text Recognition technology
Recently Adam Matthew announced the publication of its latest collection, Literary Print Culture: The Stationers’ Company Archive. NSR originally reported on it in late September. Widely regarded as one of the most important sources for the history of the book, publishing and copyright, the archive of The Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers is now available for research via this digital archive.
Adam Matthew is now offering free public access to the archive through January 12, 2018 for No Shelf Required readers. Here are access details:
Libraries and other institutions interested in subscribing may contact publisher for pricing details. Generally, pricing is based on FTE, purchase history, and Carnegie Classification.
Just in from Adam Matthew:
Literary Print Culture, the latest primary source collection from Adam Matthew Digital, makes available The Stationers’ Company Archive with material from 1554 to the 21st Century.
Widely regarded as one of the most important sources for the history of the book, publishing and copyright, the archive of The Worshipful Company of Stationers & Newspaper Makers is now available for unparalleled research.
Formed in London in 1403, was instrumental in the development of the printed book in England, exerting enormous power over the publishing industry as it developed in the early modern period. In the late 15th century, the company was granted immense power by Royal Charter to control this nascent industry, leading onto the development of “copyright.” Continue reading Adam Matthew to publish nearly 500 years of materials on the history of printing, publishing and bookselling
Just in from Adam Matthew:
Adam Matthew Digital is the first primary source publisher to utilize artificial intelligence to offer transformative search capabilities with Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) for its manuscript collections.
The first new collection available with this enhancement is Colonial America, Module III: The American Revolution. Sourced from The National Archives UK, Colonial America offers access to thousands of documents on North America from 1606-1822. Described as an indispensable resource for researchers of the early-modern Atlantic world and winner of Library Journal’s Best Reference Award, scholars and researchers have clamoured for access to this material for years. Now for the first time, all handwritten documents within the entire Colonial America series are full-text searchable. Continue reading Artificial Intelligence transforms discoverability of 17th and 18th century manuscripts using handwritten text recognition
Institutions across Canada can now benefit from full access to Frontier Life: Borderlands Settlement and Colonial Encounters, a digital collection of primary sources offering a glimpse into Canada’s historic past.
Consortia Canada, Adam Matthew and 18 leading academic institutions have collaborated to open this content to libraries and educational institutions across Canada, including all library types: public, post-secondary, special, archives, museums and K-12 schools. The collaboration unlocks important primary sources to provide the broader community with a comparative view on the various colonial frontiers across the globe. Continue reading Canadian libraries and academic institutions join forces to give access to sources exploring Canada’s history
Researchers will now be able to view the world through a communist lens in Adam Matthew’s newest digitized collection: Socialism on Film: The Cold War and International Propaganda, a resource that focuses on rare socialist film footage from the twentieth century.
Unique in nature and scope, and enabling comparative global research, this collection provides access to previously unseen footage captured by film makers from the USSR, Vietnam, Cuba, China, East Germany, Eastern Europe and more. The footage gives a rare glimpse into all aspects of socialist life using documentary films, features and newsreels. “This is a very important opportunity for teachers of propaganda and the twentieth century,” commented Jo Fox, Professor of History, Durham University. “It is a unique visual record.”
Socialism on Film provides a counterview to Western perceptions of communist states and their actions, while illuminating how socialist countries saw themselves and the world around them during major political and social events of the twentieth century. Students and scholars can now watch such significant history as:
- Soviet fears on President Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ defense initiative
- Interviews with imprisoned American pilots shot down and captured over Vietnam in Pilots in Pyjamas
- Vanessa Redgrave’s emotional response to nuclear testing in The Nuclear Plague
- Footage previously banned from general release in Britain
Continue reading Watch rare socialist film footage via “Socialism on Film,” an Adam Matthew resource produced in partnership with British Film Institute
Adam Matthew has just released a new—and very timely—online collection, Race Relations in America, culled from the extensive work of the Race Relations Department at Fisk University (Nashville), an influential think tank and center of scholarly investigation and public conversation on civil rights in the 20th century. Presenting speeches, reports, surveys and analyses, the resource sheds light on the Civil Rights Movement, segregation, discrimination and racial theory in America between 1943-1970.
NSR thanks Adam Matthew for giving us free access to share with our readers, valid for four weeks. If you are interested in exploring the resource (no strings attached) log in here. Then use the following:
- Username: NSR2017
- Password: amdRRIA7
The free trial ends on March 16, 2017. Please note that username and password are case sensitive. Please also note download options are not available during trials. Continue reading Free Trial Alert: Race Relations in America, a timely new resource concerning all
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