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AXIS Database of 20th Century Artists Digimap Launch! DISSEMINATION Docquets of Lord Keeper Coventry, 1625-1640
EnrichUK Educational Research Abstracts Online Database Eurotext

1.  AXIS Database of 20th Century Artists

AXIS is a visual arts service that provides information about artists, craftspeople and makers living/working in Britain.  It hosts the only national register of contemporary British artists, and is available at at no charge.  [This is possible with grant aid from Arts Councils of England, Wales and Scotland, Yorkshire, Eastern, South West, South East and Northern Arts Boards in addition to the Joint Information Systems Committee.]

To try a fun search to see how AXIS works, go to the AXIS website at, enter the website, choose 'AXIS database online' in the left frame, scroll down till you see 'Click here to begin searching the AXIS database online', and do a quick search for MARTIAN. 
Great fun!!  There are some very talented artists in Britain.

2.  Eurotext

A unique teaching and learning resource providing easy access to key European Union full-text documents.  The helpful thing about this service is that there are value-added tools to help you in actually locating relevant texts.  (This is no easy feat with EU texts!)  Best of all both those texts available from the EU currently, and historical texts no longer available from EU websites are included.  Access is by institutional subscription.  Costs begin at 350 p.a. and more information is available at

3.  Digimap Launch!

This service is delivering Ordnance Survey Map Data in an innovative way for use by staff and students in all areas of teaching, learning and research.  Please see for more information.


Readers may also be interested in a new, user-friendly approach to disseminating information about content provided by the JISC (and partner Research Councils).  You can find the Resource Guide for Social Sciences online at   The advantage of these is that they provide a quick overview to resources in particular areas, and they describe the content rather than the service providers. 

Reproduction of the following Internet news item about ERA does not imply endorsement by FACHRS, and the information is provided "as is". Members are advised to exercise due diligence before entering into any contract.

Educational Research Abstracts Online Database

ERA would like to offer a free trial of our new Educational Research Abstracts (ERA) online database.

ERA is a comprehensive database comprising specially selected high-quality abstracts which cover the current international research in education.  A versatile research tool, ERA is supported by a flexible search engine and comprises links to the full-text online versions of articles where available. Searches can be conducted by a choice of criteria and full search histories are stored.  The product is backed by an online document request feature, which supports PDF and RealPage delivery formats. ERA is available via the Internet.
Features of ERA:
* Immediate access to 6 leading international abstracting journals
* Over 18,000 abstracts updated regularly with cutting-edge international research
* Over 700 journals scanned
* Includes a complete archive from 1995 onwards
* Unlimited browsing and printing

Enter and save the following URL into your web browser: and look for the "Free Trial" hotlink. Simply fill in the on-screen form and register.  You will be informed by return email when you have been registered.
Access to the database is free for all registrants for a 30 day period.

Hypertext links to the British Library's document supply service, Articles Direct, provide access to a fully-comprehensive back-up document delivery service. Articles Direct is the safe and easy way to obtain and pay for copies of journal articles and conference papers using a secure Web order form. Aimed at the occasional user, the service is easy to use - just complete the online order form selecting your preferred service and delivery options and your article will soon be on its way to you. The form uses SSL software to ensure that all your personal information, including your card details, are encrypted. Your request is processed by our skilled and dedicated staff, backed up by our long experience in document supply.
Please visit the Articles Direct website for more details
Interlibrary loan forms for UK libraries are also available online via ERA We very much hope you find ERA a valuable research tool which offers seamless access to articles online via Articles Direct.
Yours sincerely Rachel Manns Marketing Executive Taylor & Francis Ltd or e-mail

Docquets of Lord Keeper Coventry, 1625-1640

This data collection was created by Jan Broadway and Richard Cust, University of Birmingham, and Stephen Roberts, History of Parliament, to provide a calendar of all items in the Birmingham Reference Library's
collection of the official papers of the Lord Keeper Thomas Coventry (DV873-909) for use alongside Public Record Office sources for Chancery activities, and as a finding aid for individuals and grants within the
Patent Rolls.

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VIRTUAL HERITAGE NETWORK Wellcome Library Hospital Records Database British Coal Mining Strikes

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Wed, 2 Feb 2000 The International Society on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia is proud to announce the official Launch of the VIRTUAL HERITAGE NETWORK

The Virtual Heritage Network [VHN], is a new international organisation designed to promote the utilisation of technology for the education, interpretation, conservation and preservation of Natural, Cultural and World Heritage. The network is a physical and electronic network of people and organisations in many countries currently working in the virtual heritage industry.
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Tuesday, 8 Feb 2000 History Data Service, Data Archive, University of Essex, New Study Number 3899

British Coal Mining Strikes, 1893-1940 (Study Number 3899)

This data collection which is now available from the History Data Service was created by Roy Church, School of Economic and Social Studies, University of East Anglia and Quentin Outram, School of Business and Economic Studies, University of Leeds. The data were originally gathered to form an empirical backdrop to theoretical work on wage bargaining and strike activity undertaken as doctoral research by Outram. The wealth of data encouraged Outram and Church to undertake a further project directly concerned to explain the causes of strike activity in the industry before the Second World War, the regional and inter-colliery in strike propensity, and the relation between strikes and social solidarity. The data collection was extended and partially re-coded for these purposes.
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07 February 2000  Wellcome Library Hospital Records Database

We are pleased to announced that Hosprec, the joint Wellcome/Public Record Office Hospital Records Database, which has over 2800 entries, is now available for online searching by name and town, at and via the Wellcome Library website,    The information in the database, which deals mainly with records in local authority or other record offices or administered by health authority archivists, includes what administrative  and clinical records survive, for what date-span, where they are held, and what finding aids are in existence, and historical and administrative details. The database is constantly being updated. Researchers interested in more complex searching should contact the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre at the Wellcome Library, phone 020-7611-8483/6, fax 020 7611-8703, e-mail   ,or by post at 183 Euston Road London NW1 2BE, England UK.
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