Mr Simon Baker

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Mr Simon Baker
Editor, Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH)
Institute of Historical Research
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Digital resources, Modern History
Summary of research interests and expertise:

I am currently one of the editors of the Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH).

Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:

Bibliography of British and Irish History

The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) replaced the RHS Bibliography on 1 January 2010. It contains all of the data previously available in the RHS Bibliography, including its partner projects, London’s Past Online and (up to the end of 2009) Irish History Online. BBIH is updated three times a year.

BBIH is the result of a partnership between the Royal Historical Society, the Institute of Historical Research and Brepols Publishers, and is a subscription service, although both the Society and the Institute are making a financial contribution to the Bibliography in order to keep subscriptions as low as possible.

Tobias (the Thesaurus of British and Irish History as SKOS)

An AHRC-funded project ( Follow-on Funding Impact & Engagement Scheme AH/N003446/1). It will publish as a web ontology the Bibliography of British and Irish History's subject classification of 8,800 terms for British and Irish History, in the SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System) format. This will provide a comprehensive, standard resource for all British and Irish history projects wishing to expose their data and link it to other projects using RDF (Resource Description Framework). Further, the classification will be published as HTML, to allow easy access in a human-readable and browsable hierarchical structure.

Professional Affiliations


Name Type Activity Start date End date
European Historical Bibliographies BBIH is a partner in the consortium ongoing
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