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Trial – Niva Digital Archive (trial to 23 March 2016)

February 23, 2016

Niva Digital Archive (trial to 23 March 2016)

Niva (1870-1918) was an illustrated weekly journal of Russian literature, politics, and society life in Tsarist Russia. The Taylorian and the Bodleian currently only have patchy print holdings. Trial will last until March 23rd. Please send any feedback to


New Resource -Karl Kraus Online

February 9, 2016

Karl Kraus Online

The Karl Kraus Project, run by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Biographie in cooperation with Wienbibliothek im Rathaus, aims to reorganise the Kraus archive and produce a material-based online biography.

New Resource -Ernst Jandl Online

February 9, 2016

Ernst Jandl Online

This “Biblio-biography” contains detailed documentation of the publication history of Ernst Jandl’s collected works, a comprehensive collection of secondary literature, commentaries and reviews relating to his work, as well as scans of papers from his estate – manuscripts and typoscripts of short autobiographies – which allow the reader to trace the development of the poet’s self-portrayal to his reading public.

New Resource – Nashriyah: digital Iranian history

February 2, 2016

Nashriyah: digital Iranian history

This project led by the University of Manchester Library provides digital versions of Iranian newspapers and periodicals many of which have previously been difficult to access. The provision of this collection supports the work of students and researchers interested in modern and contemporary Iranian history by enabling them to explore key events as they happened. The collection’s main coverage is: the premiership of Mohammad Mossadegh and the August 1953 coup d’état against his government (1950-53), the 1979 Revolution, and the late 1990s/early 2000s ‘reform era’ of former President Mohammad Khatami. Containing more than 12,000 pages, the collection is freely accessible without restriction.

New Resource -Migration to New Worlds

February 2, 2016

Migration to New Worlds

Migration to New Worlds documents the emigration of peoples to the United States, Canada and Australasia during the period 1800 to 1924, although there are documents from the eighteenth century and also later material included.

New Resource – Tibetan manuscripts and pre-modern xylographs catalogue

February 2, 2016

Tibetan manuscripts and pre-modern xylographs catalogue

A descriptive catalogue of the Tibetan manuscripts and pre-1959 xylographs held at The Bodleian Library, Oxford. The catalogue was prepared by John E. Stapleton Driver, c. 1970, and revised by David Barrett, 1993. The catalogue is searchable digitally. The transliteration system is idiosyncratic, not Wylie or Library of Congress. Please address queries to the Tibetan Subject consultant librarian at Bodleian,

New Resource – Tibetan Bon-po manuscript

February 2, 2016

Tibetan Bon-po manuscript

A scan of a manuscript copy of the Srid pa rgyud kyis kha byang chen mo zhes bya ba bzhugs pa dbu yi gzigs phyogs so/. The manuscript was owned by Hugh E. Richardson, and is now in the Bodleian Tibetan collection. Please address queries to the Tibetan Subject consultant librarian at Bodleian,