London's Past Online: a bibliography of Greater London's history
Grant Holder: Miss Heather Creaton
London's Past Online aims to provide a free, searchable online database of books, articles and other published material relating to the Greater London area from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. The work was undertaken by a research team based at the Centre for Metropolitan History. Core data was taken from Heather Creaton's 'Bibliography of Printed Works on London History to 1939' (LAPL, 1994) and its unpublished supplement, and the bibliography from her 'Sources for the History of London 1939-45' (BRA, 1998). Relevant titles that appeared after these works were published were identified and added and the historical coverage extended.
The site offers two search options: simple or full, and the results can be sorted, saved and combined. Where appropriate, records are linked directly to the corresponding COPAC entry. The total number of entries by the end of the project was around 36,000. We hope to obtain further funding to continue and expand.
|Project start date: 2002-05||Project end date: 2006-01|
|Coding and standardisation||Data structuring and enhancement|
|Data modelling||Data structuring and enhancement|
|Record linkages||Data analysis|
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Content types created:
Dataset/structured data, Text
Software tools used:
Source material used:
Core data was taken from Heather Creaton's 'Bibliography of Printed Works on London History to 1939' (LAPL, 1994) and its unpublished supplement, and the bibliography from her 'Sources for the History of London 1939-45' (BRA, 1998).
Digital resource created:
A separate but shared resource within the Royal Historical Society's online bibliography of British and Irish History holding bibliographical data relating to historical and archaeological books, articles and pamphlets covering the history of London from the Roman period onwards.
Generation of ADLIB database to XML for web-delivery
Data Formats created:
Extensible Markup Language (XML)
The bibliography itself comprises an online publication.
Institutions affiliated with this project:
|UK HE institutions involved:|
|School of Advanced Study|
Project staff and expertise:
|Principal staff member:||Mrs Eileen Sanderson; Miss Heather Creaton; Mr David Tomkins|
|Metadata on this arts-humanities.net record|
|Author(s) of record||Peter Salt|
|Title||London's Past Online: a bibliography of Greater London's history|
|Record updated||2010-06-21 18:43|
|URL of record||http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/2164|
|Citation of record||Peter Salt: London's Past Online: a bibliography of Greater London's history.|
created: 2005-11-07, last updated 2010-06-21 18:43