Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Web Resource: LSE Digital Library

The Digital Library of the London School of Economics (LSE) is a growing collection of items from the School's holdings. According to the website, the Digital Library
is the Library's repository of digital items and collections. These items and collections are made available online for anyone who might wish to make use of them for education, research or general interest. . . . The Digital Library contains digitised material from the Library's collections and also born-digital material that has been collected and preserved in digital formats.
The site is searchable, or users may browse through various collections. These currently include tracts, minute books, and pamphlets from the Fabian Society and the Young Fabians; the papers of Lionel Robbins (including his Bretton Woods diary); materials from the LSE Women's Library (including a chronological presentation of more than 300 items from the 16th century to the present); poster collections (including, for example, political and tariff reform posters); The Beaver (the paper of LSE's Student Union); a digitized version of Street Life in London (1876-77); and Beatrice Webb's diaries.

    The plan is to continue to expand the digital materials to include maps and statistical material.