TITLE: A Digital Library of British Printed Images to 1700
SPEAKER: Michael Hunter
EVENT DATE: 03/27/2007
RUNNING TIME: 41 minutes
Michael Hunter discusses a collaborative project with the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King's College London to produce a digital library of British printed images to 1700. The project, to be completed by 2009, will present online 12,000 images mainly from the holdings of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. A retrieval system is being constructed which will enable images to be searched by subject or theme. The project's website is www.bpi1700.org.uk.
Speaker Biography: Michael Hunter is a Professor of History at Birbeck, University of London.
SERIES: Digital Future and You