The U.S. Federal Reserve announced the upgrade of the FRASER digital archive of economic, financial and banking historical resources on 7 January. Historical records can now be browsed by over 1,000 subject-heads, such as monetary policy, business cycles, industrial production &c. Earlier this year, FRASER was upgraded with a new tool for downloading metadata in XML and JSON, a new PDF viewer with page-specific linking, and a new citation export function compatible with Zotero. Users of FRASER may also be interested in the FRED economic data portal and the GGDC Economic Historical Data directory. For access to statistical data at the EUI, please see this Library page.
History and Civilization
Larry Cooperman, (University of Central Florida Libraries, [email protected]) reviewed the EUI Library and History Department Portal for accessing Open Access Sources, European History Primary Sources for College and Research Libraries News. See here his review quoted also entirely below.
18thConnect (http://www.18thConnect.org) is an extraordinary digital platform for accessing scholarly contents for the 18th century and redistribute them to you without entering single databases. It works only on meta-data search. So you can search freely Early English Books Online or ECCO (Eighteenth century collections online) and many other resources (also crowdsourced resources from individual scholars or research […]
In October last, when teaching a course on alternative narratives for the history of Europe available in heritage and cultural institutions (Libraries, Archives, Museums, Galleries) and, also, in EU institution themselves, I explained goals and purposes of the EUI Library and Department of History and Civilization digital project for accessing Open Access primary sources for the History […]
In recent decades, public enthusiasm for history and popular engagement with the past has grown dramatically. The popularity of history is manifested most visibly in the proliferation of television documentaries and historical dramas but it is also discernible in the rebirth of the historical novel, the organization of large-scale commemorations of historical anniversaries, the development of new historical museums and exhibitions, re-enactments and living history activities and the emergence of public history as a separate field of academic study.
This is the Press release about the European Library Portal for accessing Historic Newspaper from 23 European countries.”As part of the Europeana Newspapers project, The European Library developed a historic newspapers browser that enables users to perform full-text searches in millions of historic newspaper pages.”