Update to the new Bibliography of British and Irish History - freely available to all until 31 December

The new Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH), which will replace the RHS Bibliography and London's Past Online from 1 January 2010, has been updated. There are 3,000 additional titles and some problems with the geographical and subject indexing of the previous version have been corrected. Anyone may use the new BBIH for free until the end of 31 December 2009: go to http://apps.brepolis.net/LTool/Entrance.aspx?w=19&h=pwd and enter the following login details:

Username: BBIH07
Password: BBIH07

Institutional trials of BBIH by password or IP address are also still available. Please contact Brepols for more information.

As previously announced, BBIH is the result of a partnership between the Royal Historical Society, the Institute of Historical Research and Brepols Publishers. Access will be by subscription only from 1 January 2010 onwards, although both the Society and the Institute will be making an increased financial contribution to the Bibliography in order to keep subscriptions as low as possible. As subscription options are complex, you should consult Brepols for information about the cost of individual and institutional subscriptions.

If you have already received information about the individual trials from another website or mailing list, you will have been given different login details. Please continue to use these; the different details given here are simply to enable us to gauge the response to the different methods that have been used to advertise the trials.

Update on future plans for Irish History Online

Irish History Online will also be changing its publication arrangements, but will remain a free service at http://www.irishhistoryonline.ie/index.php. More information is available on Irish History Online's website. All the data currently included in Irish History Online will also continue to be available in BBIH and BBIH will continue to add records covering the main publications relating to Irish history and Anglo-Irish relations, but will not in future offer the detailed coverage of local history that is a feature of Irish History Online. We hope that the two projects will continue to cooperate in data collection.

22 Dec 2009