DPE: Repository: Touchstone, British Library

Touchstone, British Library

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Descriptive Properties

Name: Touchstone
Institution: British Library
St Pancras, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
URL: http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/welcome.html
Country: The United Kingdom

Touchstone is a collaborative project between the University of Birmingham and the British Library which draws together information about UK Shakespeare collections. The project has 3 main strands: an online enquiry service and subject centre; the Touchstone database; and collaborative collection management. The website provides information about the project and access to both the enquiry service (via an online form) and the database. The database contains descriptions of collections held by the Shakespeare Institute Library, Shakespeare Centre Library, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office, Birmingham Central Library and the Globe Theatre Library and Archive. Users of the site can also search 'Traffic of the Stage' - a database of Shakespeare productions since 1996 or view a list of current and forthcoming Shakespeare productions. and a series of online exhibitions entitled: Shakespeare at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre 1906-1960; Peter Brook's A Midsummer Night's Dream; and the New Shakespeare Company.


  • English

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OAI-PMH status known? No
Supports OAI-PMH? No
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    Technical Properties

    Z39.50 Support? No
    Has some full-texts? No
    Open Access? Yes
    Access Rights:
    Available to all
    Legal Mandate to Preserve? No
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    Administrative Properties

    Uploaded: 27 September 2007 by DRAI
    Last Edited: 27 September 2007 by DRAI

    Quarantine Status: Not quarantined