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Collections

Glossary

Add to collection
Add an item to one of your personalised collections (you need to be registered and logged in to do this).
Collection
A group of items belonging to one of the collections of the Bodleian Library
Language
The language in which the item is written
Metadata
A description of an item.
Multipage objects
An item which includes a large number of pages, such as a book or manuscript. This is indicated by a multipage icon next to the first page of the item in the search results.
My Collections
You can build your own custom collections if you are registered and logged in to Digital.Bodleian
Narrow your search
Restrict your search to a smaller set of results by adding additional search terms
Post to Facebook
Post a link to an item on Facebook (you need a Facebook account to do this).
Private Notes
You can enter your own notes about an item if you are registered and logged in. No-one else can see your private notes.
Public Comments
You can enter notes and comments for others to see.
Recent searches
A list of searches that you have recently carried out
Registration
You need to register in order to create personal collections and add private notes. You can register using a number of social media platforms, or via the Digital.Bodleian interface.
Search Results
The list of items corresponding to the search terms you entered
Subject
The topic of the item
Tag
A non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to an item. This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. Tags are chosen informally and personally by the item's viewers, to form a collective classification of the item.
Tweet
Post a link to an item on Twitter (you need a Twitter account to do this).