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Crime in the Community will assess the ways in the Old Bailey Proceedings Online is currently used, and generate a series of new tools and online facilities that will allow educationalists and researchers to make more effective use of its content.

Crime in the Community: Enhancing User Engagement for Teaching and Research with the Old Bailey Online

The Old Bailey web site, containing 120,000,000 words of highly tagged and accurately transcribed historical text, is accessed by a wide community, but academic users have to date not fully exploited this resource and its advanced functionality in their teaching, learning and research.

The project will investigate in particular how the site is currently used (or not used) in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and academic research. The outcome of this investigation will inform the creation of new online facilities, tutorials and study guides,

Project Staff

Prof Robert Shoemaker

Documents & Multimedia

Start date
1 October 2010
End date
31 March 2011
Funding programme
Digitisation and Content
Impact and embedding of digitised resources
Project website
Lead institutions

University of Sheffield