BBIH news

31 Oct 2006

New batch of data from Irish History Online

This update includes over 8000 new records from Irish History Online, mostly from the Writings on Irish History for 1936-69. The online database now includes the entire contents of the Writings on Irish History for 1936-2001, covering all the Writings previously published in print and on microfiche, as well as some more recent material.

12 Jul 2006

Z39.50 connectivity and EndNote connection file

Z39.50 is a standard that allows different information retrieval systems to communicate effectively behind the scenes (for full information about Z39.50, see http://www.loc.gov/z3950/agency/).

30 May 2006

New batch of data from Irish History Online

This update includes just over 4300 new records from Irish History Online, mostly from the Writings on Irish History for 1970-79, so that the database now includes the entire contents of the Writings on Irish History for 1970-2001. Nearly 50,000 titles on Irish history are now accessible using the Irish material only option on the RHS search menu, or through the Irish History Online search menu.

8 Apr 2006

New search method for Place index

When you use the Place index search on the Full search form, your search is now carried out with right truncation. This means that, if you type in a place name without consulting the index to see the full form used in the Bibliography, you should usually obtain results. For example, 'Manchester' will now give results; you do not have to use 'Manchester (Lancashire)'. Also, searching for 'Manchester' will include other place names beginning 'Manchester', such as 'Manchester, diocese of' or 'Manchester (Lancashire), Portico Library'.

24 Jan 2006

Data upgrade

Nearly 4000 new records, including almost 1000 relating to the history of London, and 528 relating to Irish history. The new records relating to London history are mostly derived from the Bibliography of the Archaeology of Greater London, which the London's Past Online project is currently processing.

20 Oct 2005

New batch of data from Irish History Online

This update includes 1788 new records from Irish History Online, mostly from the Writings on Irish History for 2001, so that the database now includes the entire contents of the Writings on Irish History for 1980-2001.

12 Jul 2005

External links enhanced

Project MUSE has been added by EDINA to the online full text services searched by the GetCopy links. GetCopy links are provided in the detailed display of records for articles in many journals.

We hope that JSTOR will soon be added to the targets searched by GetCopy.

30 Jun 2005

Online user survey

We have been conducting a survey of users' experiences of the bibliography to help us to plan improvements and future developments. The survey closed on 2 August 2005 and we are now analyzing the responses. We are very grateful to those users who completed the survey.

27 May 2005

New links to online text

When you view records for articles in many journals, we are now providing links to the EDINA GetCopy openURL resolver - this passes information about the record that you are viewing to a number of providers of online text (including EBSCOhost, Ingenta Select, and several publishers' sites), and can determine whether the text of the article that you are viewing is available online - if you are in an institution which subscribes to the appropriate service, you should be able to click through to the online article text (in many cases, UK higher education users with Athens authorization will al

8 Apr 2005

Move to new server

The database was transferred to a new server on 5 April, giving faster searching. As a result you should now be able to search all the available data from any of the top level terms in the subject classification scheme. We still recommend caution when using some place indexing terms because they may produce too many results to be processed.

The feedback form is working again from today (12 April).

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