January 16, 2022

Jane Austen Family Books Made Digital for First Time

Note: The material has been digitized but it’s not on the web, at least not yet. Until then, for those of you who don’t reside in the UK, here’s a reason (if you’re in search of one) to jet on over.

From the BBC:

Original material previously only available to scholars can now be freely viewed on computers at the Hampshire Record Office in Winchester.


The “rare and precious” material includes digital copies of eight music books known to have been enjoyed by the author, a manuscript verse book given to her sister Cassandra in 1837 and a notebook containing her niece Caroline’s recollections.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.