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              Remote Capture: Digitising Documentary Heritage in Challenging Locations
                

              Remote Capture: Digitising Documentary Heritage in Challenging Locations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Butterworth, Jody; Pearson, Andrew; Et Al

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              This is a must-read how-to guide if you are planning to embark on a scholarly digitisation project. Tailored to the specifications of the British Library's EAP (Endangered Archives Programme) projects, it is full of sound, practical advice about planning and carrying out a succes...sful digitisation project in potentially challenging conditions. From establishing the scope of the project, via practical considerations about equipment, work routines, staffing, and negotiating local politics, to backing up your data and successfully completing your work, Remote Capture walks you through every stage. Bursting with helpful hints, advice and experiences from people who have completed projects everywhere around the globe from Latin America to Africa to Asia, this book offers a taste of the challenges you might encounter and the best ways to find solutions. With a particular focus on the process of digitisation, whether using a camera or a scanner, Remote Capture is invaluable reading for anybody considering such a project. It will be particularly useful to those who apply for an EAP grant, but the advice in these pages is necessary for anyone wondering how to go about digitising an archive.
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              ISBN 9781783744732
              Released AU 16 Apr 2018
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              Bienveillantes De Jonathan Littell. Etudes Reunies Par Murielle Lucie Clement, Les
                

              Bienveillantes De Jonathan Littell. Etudes Reunies Par Murielle Lucie Clement, Les (Hardback)

              Edited by Clement, Murielle Lucie

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              Les Bienveillantes de Jonathan Littell a cr l'vnement de la rentre littraire tudes runies par 2006 en France sa publication. Selon l'auteur, la porte du roman dpasse le seul gnocide des Juifs pour revtir une dimension universelle. Par ailleurs, le roman a t compar de grandes oeuv...res russes, notamment Guerre et Paix de Tolsto, Vie et destin de Vassili Grossman. Outre Eschylle, Jonathan Littell reconnat sa dette d'autres tragiques grecs comme Sophocle et son lectre, mais aussi Euripide, dont l'Oreste est rendu fou par les rinyes. Les angles d'approche dans Les Bienveillantes de Jonathan Littell sont aussi nombreux que varis sans prtendre l'exhaustivit. Ce recueil n'est pas un jugement de l'oeuvre, ni une interrogation sur sa recevabilit, pas plus qu'une assertion sur les limites de sa lgitimit en tant que roman ou une justification, mais ce recueil est novateur puisque le premier se concentrer sur le texte des Bienveillantes. Jusqu' prsent la discussion concernant ce roman a largement t dtermine par les tudes monographiques d'un auteur dont l'examen littraire s'est avr monologique. Le prsent recueil offre un ventail plus riche d'angles d'approches, sociologiques, culturelles, historiques, potico-rhtoriques, interdisciplinaires, intertextuelles, sans exclure l'approche freudienne. Ainsi les analyses ont-elles, par exemple, accentu les personnages dont le narrateur, les personnages historiques, les personnages fictifs avec la famille du narrateur - soeur jumelle et parents, beau-pre - et tous les autres personnages dont fourmille le roman. Mais aussi, les aspects formels, comme le point de vue du narrateur, le style, l'architecture du roman, son esthtique et les influences littraires voire la rcriture des mythes. Et encore, les thmes tels le parricide, l'homosexualit - qui ne va pas sans poser de problmes pour un nazi qui veut faire carrire - avec, bien entendu, l'antismitisme et la Shoah reprsents, la solution finale que le narrateur juge inutile. L'idologie implique s
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              ISBN 9781906924218
              Released AU 1 Apr 2010
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              Privilege and Property. Essays on the History of Copyright
                

              Privilege and Property. Essays on the History of Copyright (Hardback)

              Edited by Deazley, Ronan; Kretschmer, Martin; Bently, Lionel

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              What can and can't be copied is a matter of law, but also of aesthetics, culture, and economics. The act of copying, and the creation and transaction of rights relating to it, evokes fundamental notions of communication and censorship, of authorship and ownership - of privilege a...nd property. This volume conceives a new history of copyright law that has its roots in a wide range of norms and practices. The essays reach back to the very material world of craftsmanship and mechanical inventions of Renaissance Italy where, in 1469, the German master printer Johannes of Speyer obtained a five-year exclusive privilege to print in Venice and its dominions. Along the intellectual journey that follows, we encounter John Milton who, in his 1644 Areopagitica speech 'For the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing', accuses the English parliament of having been deceived by the 'fraud of some old patentees and monopolizers in the trade of bookselling' (i.e. the London Stationers' Company). Later revisionary essays investigate the regulation of the printing press in the North American colonies as a provincial and somewhat crude version of European precedents, and how, in the revolutionary France of 1789, the subtle balance that the royal decrees had established between the interests of the author, the bookseller, and the public, was shattered by the abolition of the privilege system. Contributions also address the specific evolution of rights associated with the visual and performing arts. These essays provide essential reading for anybody interested in copyright, intellectual history and current public policy choices in intellectual property. The volume is a companion to the digital archive Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC): www.copyrighthistory.org.
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              ISBN 9781906924195
              Released AU 30 Jun 2010
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              Telling Tales: The Impact of Germany on English Children's Books 1780-1918
                

              Telling Tales: The Impact of Germany on English Children's Books 1780-1918 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Blamires, David

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              Germany has had a profound influence on English stories for children. The Brothers Grimm, The Swiss Family Robinson and Johanna Spyri's Heidi quickly became classics but, as David Blamires clearly articulates in this volume, many other works have been fundamental in the developme...nt of English chilren's stories during the 19th Centuary and beyond. Telling Tales is the first comprehensive study of the impact of Germany on English children's books, covering the period from 1780 to the First World War. Beginning with The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, moving through the classics and including many other collections of fairytales and legends (Musus, Wilhelm Hauff, Bechstein, Brentano) Telling Tales covers a wealth of translated and adapted material in a large variety of forms, and pays detailed attention to the problems of translation and adaptation of texts for children. In addition, Telling Tales considers educational works (Campe and Salzmann), moral and religious tales (Carov, Schmid and Barth), historical tales, adventure stories and picture books (including Wilhelm Busch's Max and Moritz) together with an analysis of what British children learnt through textbooks about Germany as a country and its variegated history, particularly in times of war.
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              ISBN 9781906924096
              Released AU 30 Oct 2009
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              Text and Genre in Reconstruction: Effects of Digitalization on Ideas, Behaviours, Products and Institutions.
                

              Text and Genre in Reconstruction: Effects of Digitalization on Ideas, Behaviours, Products and Institutions. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by McCarty, Willard Dr

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              In this broad-reaching, multi-disciplinary collection, leading scholars investigate how the digital medium has altered the way we read and write text. In doing so, it challenges the very notion of scholarship as it has traditionally been imagined. Incorporating scientific, socio-...historical, materialist and theoretical approaches, this rich body of work explores topics ranging from how computers have affected our relationship to language, whether the book has become an obsolete object, the nature of online journalism, and the psychology of authorship. The essays offer a significant contribution to the growing debate on how digitization is shaping our collective identity, for better or worse. Text and Genre in Reconstruction will appeal to scholars in both the humanities and sciences and provides essential reading for anyone interested in the changing relationship between reader and text in the digital age.
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              ISBN 9781906924249
              Released AU 18 Jul 2010
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              The Sword of Judith: Judith Studies Across the Disciplines
                

              The Sword of Judith: Judith Studies Across the Disciplines (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Brine, Kevin; Ciletti, Elena; Lahnemann, Henrike

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              The Book of Judith tells the story of a fictitious Jewish woman beheading the general of the most powerful imaginable army to free her people. The parabolic story was set as an example of how God will help the righteous. Judith's heroic action not only became a validating charter... myth of Judaism itself but has also been appropriated by many Christian and secular groupings, and has been an inspiration for numerous literary texts and works of art. It continues to exercise its power over artists, authors and academics and is becoming a major field of research in its own right. The Sword of Judith is the first multidisciplinary collection of essays to discuss representations of Judith throughout the centuries. It transforms our understanding across a wide range of disciplines. The collection includes new archival source studies, the translation of unpublished manuscripts, the translation of texts unavailable in English, and Judith images and music.
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              ISBN 9781906924157
              Released AU 26 Jul 2010
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              The Sword of Judith: Judith Studies Across the Disciplines.
                

              The Sword of Judith: Judith Studies Across the Disciplines. (Hardback)

              Edited by Brine, Kevin; Ciletti, Elena; Lahnemann, Henrike

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              The Book of Judith tells the story of a fictitious Jewish woman beheading the general of a powerful army to free her people. The parabolic story was set as an example of how God will help the righteous. Judith's heroic action not only became a validating charter myth of Judaism i...tself but has also been appropriated by many Christian and secular groupings, and has been an inspiration for numerous literary texts and works of art. It continues to exercise its power over artists, authors and academics and is becoming a major field of research in its own right. The Sword of Judith is the first multidisciplinary collection of essays to discuss representations of Judith throughout the centuries. It transforms our understanding across a wide range of disciplines. The collection includes new archival source studies, the translation of unpublished manuscripts, the translation of texts unavailable in English, and Judith images and music.
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              ISBN 9781906924164
              Released AU 1 Jul 2010
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              Behaviour, Development and Evolution
                

              Behaviour, Development and Evolution (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bateson, Professor Sir Patrick

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              The role of parents in shaping the characters of their children, the causes of violence and crime, and the roots of personal unhappiness are central to humanity. Like so many fundamental questions about human existence, these issues all relate to behavioural development. In this ...lucid and accessible book, eminent biologist Professor Sir Patrick Bateson suggests that the nature/nurture dichotomy we often use to think about questions of development in both humans and animals is misleading. Instead, he argues that we should pay attention to whole systems, rather than to simple causes, when trying to understand the complexity of development. In his wide-ranging approach Bateson discusses why so much behaviour appears to be well- designed. He explores issues such as 'imprinting' and its importance to the attachment of offspring to their parents; the mutual benefits that characterise communication between parent and offspring; the importance of play in learning how to choose and control the optimal conditions in which to thrive; and the vital function of adaptability in the interplay between development and evolution. Bateson disputes the idea that a simple link can be found between genetics and behaviour. What an individual human or animal does in its life depends on the reciprocal character of its transactions with the world about it. This knowledge also points to ways in which an animal's own behaviour can provide the variation that influences the subsequent course of evolution. This has relevance not only for our scientific approaches to the systems of development and evolution, but also on how humans change institutional rules that have become dysfunctional, or design public health measures when mismatches occur between themselves and their environments. It affects how we think about ourselves and our own capacity for change.
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              ISBN 9781783742486
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              Behaviour, Development and Evolution
                

              Behaviour, Development and Evolution (Hardback, Hardback ed.)

              By Bateson, Professor Sir Patrick

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              The role of parents in shaping the characters of their children, the causes of violence and crime, and the roots of personal unhappiness are central to humanity. Like so many fundamental questions about human existence, these issues all relate to behavioural development. In this ...lucid and accessible book, eminent biologist Professor Sir Patrick Bateson suggests that the nature/nurture dichotomy we often use to think about questions of development in both humans and animals is misleading. Instead, he argues that we should pay attention to whole systems, rather than to simple causes, when trying to understand the complexity of development. In his wide-ranging approach Bateson discusses why so much behaviour appears to be well- designed. He explores issues such as 'imprinting' and its importance to the attachment of offspring to their parents; the mutual benefits that characterise communication between parent and offspring; the importance of play in learning how to choose and control the optimal conditions in which to thrive; and the vital function of adaptability in the interplay between development and evolution. Bateson disputes the idea that a simple link can be found between genetics and behaviour. What an individual human or animal does in its life depends on the reciprocal character of its transactions with the world about it. This knowledge also points to ways in which an animal's own behaviour can provide the variation that influences the subsequent course of evolution. This has relevance not only for our scientific approaches to the systems of development and evolution, but also on how humans change institutional rules that have become dysfunctional, or design public health measures when mismatches occur between themselves and their environments. It affects how we think about ourselves and our own capacity for change.
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              ISBN 9781783742493
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              Ovid, Amores (Book 1)
                

              Ovid, Amores (Book 1) (Hardback, Hardback ed.)

              By Turpin, William

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              From Catullus to Horace, the tradition of Latin erotic poetry produced works of literature which are still read throughout the world. Ovid's Amores, written in the first century BC, is arguably the best-known and most popular collection in this tradition. Born in 43 BC, Ovid was ...educated in Rome in preparation for a career in public services before finding his calling as a poet. He may have begun writing his Amores as early as 25 BC. Although influenced by poets such as Catullus, Ovid demonstrates a much greater awareness of the funny side of love than any of his predecessors. The Amores is a collection of romantic poems centered on the poet's own complicated love life: he is involved with a woman, Corinna, who is sometimes unobtainable, sometimes compliant, and often difficult and domineering. Whether as a literary trope, or perhaps merely as a human response to the problems of love in the real world, the principal focus of these poems is the poet himself, and his failures, foolishness, and delusions. By the time he was in his forties, Ovid was Rome's most important living poet; his Metamorphoses, a kaleidoscopic epic poem about love and hatred among the gods and mortals, is one of the most admired and influential books of all time. In AD 8, Ovid was exiled by Augustus to Romania, for reasons that remain obscure. He died there in AD 17. The Amores were originally published in five books, but reissued around 1 AD in their current three-book form. This edition of the first book of the collection contains the complete Latin text of Book 1, along with commentary, notes and full vocabulary. Both entertaining and thought-provoking, this book will provide an invaluable aid to students of Latin and general readers alike. This book contain embedded audio files of the original text read aloud by Aleksandra Szypowska.
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              ISBN 9781783741632
              Released AU 15 May 2016
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