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1 A national treasure As a national treasure, substantial amounts of public money have been expended on Domesday Book, often developing new technologies in the process first edition funded by Parliament in 1783 facsimile edition by the Ordnance Survey in 1860s first computerisation funded by SSRC in the 1980s BBC Domesday survey in 1986 Domesday Explorer in 2000

2 Domesday Book, 1783 For the first edition of Domesday Book, a special type was devised to mimic the appearance of the manuscript

3 The Ordnance Survey pioneered the process of photozincography for the first facsimile edition in the 1860s Domesday Book, 1861

4 First attempt to computerise Domesday The earliest attempt to computerise Domesday Book was made at Hull university in 1980

5 By the late 1980s, a complete electronic text of Domesday Book was in use at Hull

6 Within 15 years, it was obsolete In 1986, the BBC published an electronic Domesday of contemporary England

7 Domesday Book, 2000 The first electronic edition of Great Domesday Book

8 Domesday Explorer the electronic text making Domesday Explorer using Domesday Explorer Domesday Explorer Help

9 The Phillimore reference system is the most precise and convenient method for citing Domesday Book The Phillimore edition The Domesday Explorer CD-ROM of Great Domesday is based upon the Phillimore edition ( ), the first complete modern translation of Domesday Book

10 The Phillimore edition, The first complete translation

11 The Phillimore indexes, 1992 The first comprehensive national indexes

12 Domesday Explorer provides a sophisticated software framework for: a complete translation of Great Domesday Book high resolution images of the Latin facsimile interactive mapping facilities 500,000 embedded codes to aid retrieval indexes an elegant user interface extensive HELP on software and data Domesday Explorer

13 Matt Palmer developer George Slater developer John Palmer historian

14 500,000 codes embedded in Domesday Explorer aid retrieval Making Domesday Explorer Relating words to codes is a critical design feature

15 text and indexes are linked for fast and efficient retrieval Making Domesday Explorer

16 the logic of complex phrase searching Making Domesday Explorer

17 Domesday Explorer main screen Searches window Navigator window Selected entry Facsimile view Text view Text and Facsimile view selected here Change tab for another view of results

18 Domesday Explorer All Domesday entries mapped Entries selected Search: All Domesday Map selected UK relief map selected

19 Domesday Explorer Search results seen as text and facsimile Search: All Domesday Text & Facsimile selected

20 Domesday Explorer : Type search terms here Search for Slave OR Slaves Search form Ctrl + S launches search form

21 Domesday Explorer Check Results button gives breakdown of words found by search Check on Results 1233 entries for slave 4608 entries for slaves

22 Domesday Explorer Slaves mapped Greyed-out: no data active search

23 Domesday Explorer Click to jump to section or entry HELP index HELP on software and data

24 Thank you for watching


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