BBIH news

31 Dec 2004

Data upgrade

4083 new records, including 344 new records relating to the history of London and 65 relating to the history of Ireland. Nearly 2000 of the new records cover titles published in 2003-4.

The current update does not include any new records from Irish History Online, but it is planned that a further batch of records from Irish History Online will be added in spring 2005.

The indexing of many existing titles has been improved.

31 Aug 2004

Launch of Irish History Online

Irish History Online has been launched, adding 14,000 titles to the bibliography. These records represent the titles from Writings on Irish History for 1989 to 1998 (compiled by Máirín Cassidy and Ciaran Nicholson) which were not already included in the database; the records have been indexed using the bibliography's subject indexing scheme and each has been given an indication of period covered.

10 Aug 2004

Plans for launch of Irish History Online

It is planned that Writings on Irish History Online will become available in the latter part of August 2004. The first batch of data will cover the contents of Writings on Irish History for 1989 to 1998 and will be searchable from the Royal Historical Society search menu as well as from a dedicated search menu. We are delaying the next update of the Royal Historical Society data to coincide with the launch of Irish History Online.

30 Apr 2004

Data upgrade

Nearly 6000 additional titles. This update is the first to include information on recent publications not previously included in the Society’s printed bibliographies (which ceased with the Annual Bibliography covering titles of 2002). The update contains some 2300 items published in 2003 and 2004 which, had the printed version been continued, would not have appeared in the bibliography until autumn 2004 or 2005.

20 Dec 2003

Data upgrade

Over 10,000 additional titles including the contents of the RHS Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History for 2002.

Indexing of many existing titles upgraded.

Project news

We are grateful to the Arts and Humanities Research Board for a further grant from its Resource Enhancement programme to maintain and develop the online service for three years from 1 January 2004.

20 Nov 2003

RHS Bibliography collaboration with Writings on Irish History On-Line

We are pleased to announce that the Royal Historical Society Bibliography has embarked on an exciting new collaboration with Writings on Irish History On-Line.
Writings on Irish History On-Line is a project funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, based in the Department of Modern History, NUI Maynooth, under the supervision of Professor Jacqueline Hill.

3 Jul 2003

Simple search truncation

Default truncation feature added to the Simple Search to enable a greater range of results.

Suggestions for corrections or additions to the database

Feedback forms have been provided for users to suggest corrections and additions to books, book articles and journal articles.

28 May 2003

Search and results screens redesigned. New features are listed below. You can click on the links for more help.

New Simple search option available from the opening Search menu provides quick and easy searching of the data by keyword. (The Search form and Search builder options previously available here are still provided: click on Full search; the Search builder is available as a link from here.

1 Jan 2003

Data reloaded. Additional data include:

Some 8800 additional titles representing the contents of the Royal Historical Society Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History for 2001, containing titles published in 2001 and also titles published in the period 1993-2000 not previously included in the bibliography.