Saturday, 10 December 2011

National Library of Scotland annual review

The latest annual review of the National Library of Scotland's activities has been published online at

Amongst the developments reported is the fact that the NLS website's new online registration process has seen 9500 new subscribers sign up prior to March 2011. Remember that registration allows you to view many free resources online, including the Scotsman, the Times and the British 19th Century Newspaper Collections - but you need to register with a Scottish address!

Meanwhile, the NLS has also added 7000 new Scottish maps online:

The Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile series (1892-1960) illustrates a very wide range of natural and man-made features, and are excellent resources for local and family history. You can zoom into the detail of the OS six-inch maps using an interactive index map, and also search them by counties, parishes and a gazetteer of place names.

Maps are available at


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