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13 August 2013
What are the processes and considerations involved when approaching the digitization of primary sources materials, most of which are not only rare and unique, but also fragile. And, how does a primary sources publisher adapt the variations of materials?Writing in the August/September edition of Research Information (www.researchinformation.info) senior editor Philippa Hubbard explains some of the processes ...
06 August 2013
In early 1920’s Canada, grain farmers were suffering the effects of a significant collapse in the price of wheat. In 1919, wheat was selling at a healthy price of $2.31 per bushel, but by 1922 it had plummeted to just 77 cents. Many farmers considered the price crash as a direct result of the withdrawal of the federal ...
25 June 2013
Since the arrival of European settlers, the history of American Indians can be read through their relationship with the land. The progress of colonial settlements across the continent threatened many tribes’ nomadic, hunter-gatherer mode of subsistence, and the European culture where progress was measured in terms of agriculture, infrastructure and an increasing population was starkly at odds with the ...
18 April 2013
Part II of this vibrant and engaging resource aims to complement the comprehensive thematic areas introduced in Part I with material from brand new source libraries such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum; the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Archives at the University of Warwick; the unique archive of British documentary filmmaker, Peter Whitehead; as well as ...
22 March 2013
Building on the success of 'Foreign Office Files for China, 1948-1980' we announce the launch of new supporting content covering a key period in 20th Century Chinese history. From the 'May 4th Movement' to Japanese clashes with Kuomintang forces, 1927-1928, 'Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1929: Kuomintang, CCP and the Third International' makes available all British Foreign Office files dealing with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, sourced...
11 March 2013
“The outstanding event of this month has been, of course, the publication of the Beveridge Report.” A little over seventy years ago a report was published in Britain which was to irrevocably change the common consensus on the basic responsibilities of government and thereby also transform British society. Mass unemployment, poverty, and disappointment at wasted wartime sacrifices had characterised the ‘Hungry Thirties’; a return to that status quo...
08 February 2013
Following the revolution of 1912 which ended the two-thousand-year-old monarchy, China entered into a period of political instability lasting the best part of four decades. In theory the state was united under the successor government to the Qing dynasty, the Republic of China. In practice no one government succeeded in establishing itself over the whole country until ...
29 November 2012
This fourth section of Victorian Popular Culture explores the pivotal era in entertainment history when previously static images came to life and moved for the first time. Through the wealth of printed and visual material, as well as artefacts, browsers are able to imagine the wide-eyed wonder of those early audiences, experiencing the magic of Victorian inventions and optical ...
09 October 2012
During our work this year with SAGE Publications (www.sagepub.com) it has become clear that our two businesses share many of the same core values and our approaches to quality publishing.You may aleady be aware from the recent press release that as a result of these fundamental alignments, and the ambitious plans for both companies, Adam Matthew is ...
14 June 2012
Adam Matthew Digital is a British publisher of scholarly collections of primary-source documents. We would like to trace the copyright-holders of a selection of items relating to American Indian history, within the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago.Detailed lists of individual items within these collections are available via the links below.Ayer Modern ...
14 June 2012
Adam Matthew would like to trace the copyright-holders of the following American Indian newspapers published in the United States between the 1960s and the early 1980s, (place of publication and dates are in parentheses): Rosebud Sioux Herald (South Dakota, 1963-1971) Akwesasne Notes (New York, 1960s – 1970s) Standard Freeholder, Akwesasne News (1969) The Indian (South Dakota, 1969-1970) Crazy ...
14 June 2012
Adam Matthew would like to trace the copyright-holders relating to a collection held at the Newberry Library in Chicago – Ayer Modern MS Montezuma: Carlos Montezuma Papers, 1888-1936.In particular we are seeking copyright holders of a collection of correspondence with Carlos Montezuma. The names of the correspondents are listed below: Allen, Edgar A., 1902 Alma [ ], 1902 American Investment ...
13 June 2012
Adam Matthew is a counter compliant vendor and in order to retain this status, our counter reporting tool is audited on an annual basis. As a result of the 2012 audit some alterations to the Database "DB1" report have been made to ensure our continued compliancy with the COUNTER Code of Practice (Journals and Databases: Release 3). The changes are highlighted below for your information: Where all database searches were listed then followed...
28 February 2012
February 2011, Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954 has been awarded Library Journal 'Best Reference' title for 2011.Described as 'eclectic works to match a tumultuous year', Brian E. Coutts (Professor and Head of Department of Library Public Services, Western Kentucky, Bowling Green) and Cheryl LaGuardia (Research Librarian for the Widener Library, Harvard University) publish the names of the winning '...
08 December 2011
“A landmark event in the study of post-war British and American popular culture” Dr Marcus Collins, University of Loughborough From the austerity of the 1950s to the excess of the 1970s, discover this dramatic period through a wealth of printed and manuscript sources, visual material, ephemera and video clips. Digitized in full colour, the material covers key areas and major events of the period including: Student activism across Europe and...
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