Wiley Digital Archives BAAS Collection: (1830-1970) Agreement

  • Start: 15 Jun 2020
    Expiry: 15 Jun 2025
  • Description:

    British Association for the Advancement of Science (Collections on the History of Science: 1830-1970) is part of the Wiley Digital Archives programme and was developed in collaboration with Jisc. It contains an aggregation of collections from the BAAS as well as archives contributed by a number of UK universities which are complementary to the BAAS collection.

Product overview

British Association for the Advancement of Science (Collections on the History of Science: 1830-1970) is part of the Wiley Digital Archives programme and was developed in collaboration with Jisc to explore new and sustainable business models for the creation of digital collections. Thanks to the collaboration with Jisc, the collection is free to Jisc members and contains, in addition to the BAAS archive, an aggregation of science-related collections drawn from a number of UK universities.

The BAAS

The British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) was founded in 1831. The Association was created to promote the advancement of science in all its aspects. Its main aim was to improve the perception of science and scientists in the UK.

In 2009, it was renamed The British Science Association.

Since its founding, the BAAS served to direct the acquisition of scientific knowledge, spread knowledge and discussion between scientists across the world, further science by removing obstacles to progress and promote the public understanding of science.

The BAAS Collection

The BAAS collection documents the efforts of the British scientific community to establish science as a professional activity and make Britain into a globally competitive centre for science.

Many of the prominent names of British science since the early 19th century are associated with the BAAS. These include past Presidents such as William Ramsay; Norman Lockyer; John Scott Burden Sanderson; Albert, Prince Consort; Charles Lyell; William Fairbairn; Thomas Henry Huxley; and Oliver Lodge.

The BAAS collection contains a broad collection of document types:

  • Reports, manuscript materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures and catalogues
  • Field reports and minutes
  • Annual reports

British University Collections

The BAAS collection is complemented by a wealth of material drawn from 10 British universities.

The aggregated university collections serve to connect the manuscripts, papers and correspondence of some of the most important scientists of the 19th and early 20th centuries into a singular source for research.

These collections were selected and curated on the recommendation of prominent academics working in the History of Science. These include collections contributed by University College London, Leeds University, Senate House Libraries, London, and Liverpool University. Further collections are in the process of being confirmed.

The collections cover the work of scientists including Charles Wheatstone, Oliver Lodge, Samuel Tolansky and William Ramsay,

Wiley Digital Archives: British Association for the Advancement of Science (Collections on the History of Science: 1830-1970) or WDA: BAAS

WDA: BAAS includes:

  • Reports; field notes, correspondence, and diaries
  • Grey literature
  • Photographs, artwork and illustrations
  • Journal manuscripts
  • Photographs
  • Proceedings, lectures and ephemera

The collection spans a wide variety of interdisciplinary research areas and supports educational needs in a broad range of subjects and disciplines, including:

  • The History of Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Area Studies
  • Colonial, Post-Colonial and Decolonisation Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Degradation
  • Historical
  • Sociology
  • Geology
  • International Relations
  • Trade and Commerce
  • Law and Policy relating to Science

Publisher selection policy

As material is added, institutions will have access immediately. The beta site, available from June, will include around 15,000 pages. The database will be added as the year progresses and as lockdown (and by extension university archive access) is lifted.

Backfiles or archives included

The BAAS Collection

The BAAS collection documents the efforts of the British scientific community to establish science as a professional activity and make Britain into a globally competitive centre for science.

Many of the prominent names of British science since the early 19th century are associated with the BAAS. These include past Presidents, such as William Ramsay, Norman Lockyer, John Scott Burden Sanderson, Albert, Prince Consort, Charles Lyell, William Fairbairn, Thomas Henry Huxley and Oliver Lodge.

The BAAS collection contains a broad collection of document types:

  • Reports, manuscript materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, brochures, and catalogues
  • Field reports and minutes
  • Annual reports

British University Collections

The BAAS collection is complemented by a wealth of material drawn from 10 British universities.

The aggregated university collections serve to connect the manuscripts, papers and correspondence of some of the most important scientists of the 19th and early 20th centuries into a singular source for research.

These collections were selected and curated on the recommendation of prominent academics working in the History of Science. These include collections contributed by:

  • University College London
  • Leeds University
  • Senate House Libraries, London
  • Liverpool University
  • Kings College London

Further collections are in the process of being confirmed.

The collections cover the work of scientists, including Charles Wheatstone, Oliver Lodge, Samuel Tolansky and William Ramsay.

Wiley Digital Archives: British Association for the Advancement of Science (Collections on the History of Science: 1830-1970)

WDA: BAAS includes:

  • Reports
  • Fieldnotes
  • Correspondence and diaries
  • Grey literature
  • Photographs
  • Artwork and illustrations
  • Journal manuscripts
  • Photographs
  • Proceedings, lectures and ephemera

The collection spans a wide variety of interdisciplinary research areas and supports educational needs in a broad range of subjects and disciplines, including:

  • The History of Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Area Studies
  • Colonial, Post-Colonial and Decolonisation Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Degradation
  • Historical
  • Sociology
  • Geology
  • International Relations
  • Trade and Commerce
  • Law and Policy relating to Science

Description timeline

1830-1970

Update Type

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Update Notes

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Accessibility

Wiley accessibility page

See attached VPAT notice: WDA VPAT 2.1_June 2019

Authentication

Access by UK Access Management Federation compliant technology, Internet Protocol ("IP") ranges, or by username and password provided by the Institution, or by other authentication means reasonably agreed between Wiley and the Institution

Marc records

MARC records are being created and added at the end of the project.

Metadata standards

Item level metadata. Enhanced metadata/notes where this information is available and extractable.

Post search options

  • Downloadable
  • Shareable
  • Term clouds, term frequency, popularity and clustering tools
  • Exportable, fielded datasets for charts, tables and statistics from both printed and handwritten sources

Search options

Full-text searching for printed documents and metadata. Downloadable Optical Character Recognition (OCR) text.

Usage statistics

COUNTER compliant usage stats, Wiley can send reports on usage every quarter or by request.