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The most ambitious project ever undertaken to digitise primary source collections from the 'long' nineteenth century, Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) is set to transform the teaching, learning and research landscape forever. Heralding a new wave of research and discovery into the 19th century, NCCO is a multi-year publishing programme sourcing collections from across the globe in multiple languages (including non Western languages) richly representing regions including :
The programme includes a variety of content types including:
Released incrementally beginning in mid-2012, the Nineteenth Century Collections Online publishing programme allows libraries to customize and scale their selections to meet their specific collection needs. Modular, subject -specific 'archives' will explore the themes and movements most requested by scholars and researchers. For example, the first archive, British Politics and Society, focusses on documents that reveal the story of social and political change in Britain. Future archives will focus on the story of science, technology/industry, the arts, empire and more.
European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection
Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange
British Theatre, Music, and the Arts: High and Popular Culture
Photography: The World Through the Lens
Science, Technology and Medicine, 1780-1925
Women: Transnational Networks
Nineteenth Century Collection Online's international board of
advisors will guide the selection of materials to be published in this programme.
Content is being sourced from around the world: from national libraries; from
academic and public libraries; and from a variety of special collections,
archives, and repositories. Read more>>
Designed specifically with the researcher in mind, Nineteenth Century
Collections Online is being built on a groundbreaking Research Platform
that offers the robust search functionality and annotation and tagging tools
necessary for scholarly work. Read more>>
With its authoritative content and extensive bibliographic information, and underpinned by technology (including a user driven product design) that fits the needs of today’s researchers, Nineteenth Century Collections Online will transform the nature of research on the nineteenth century.