Online Historical Population Reports
The Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) collection provides online access to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1937.
The collection goes far beyond the basic population reports with a wealth of textual and statistical material which provide an in-depth view of the economy, society (through births, deaths and marriages) and medicine during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
These 200,000 pages of census and registration material for the British Isles are supported by numerous ancillary documents from The National Archives, critical essays and transcriptions of important legislation which provide an aid to understanding the context, content and creation of the collection.
In digitising this resource the OHPR has enabled Browsing through the collection by date or geography, or Searching the content directly. Documents relating to the digitisation and web development process may be accessed via the Project tab.
OHPR is an AHDS History project, funded as part of the JISC Digitisation programme and is hosted by the UK Data Archive at the University of Essex.
|Project start date: 2004-04||Project end date: 2007-04|
|Text recognition||Data capture|
|Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)||Metadata standards|
Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)
Content types created:
Still Image/Graphics, Text
Software tools used:
Adobe Photoshop, MS Paint, MS Picture viewer, KDE Image Viewer, Eye of GNOME, GIMP: GNU Image Manipulation Program
Source material used:
Collection of published census reports for the British Isles, all registration reports for England, Scotland and Wales and a selection of ancillary material published before the Second World War. The material exists in over 600 volumes, many of which are brittle or disintegrating, or on poorly indexed microfiche.
Digital resource created:
Digitisation of approximately 600 volumes of census reports relating to the whole of the British Isles as well as the reports of the Registrars-General of England and Scotland, covering the period from 1801 through to 1933, along with a selection of associated material in The National Archives (TNA) giving insight into the administrative procedure followed in the taking of the census, and the collection of registration material. Additional historical essays and related legislative material are also included within the final resource. Statistical tables and associated enriched metadata allow users to browse, search and download new primary e-resources.
Data Formats created:
Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML), TIFF
Metadata standards employed:
Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), NISO Metadata for Images in XML (MIX)
|Metadata on this arts-humanities.net record|
|Author(s) of record||Valentina Asciutti|
|Title||Online Historical Population Reports|
|Record updated||2010-04-01 12:20|
|URL of record||http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/2677|
|Citation of record||Valentina Asciutti: Online Historical Population Reports .|
created: 2010-03-30, last updated 2010-04-01 12:20