Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Online workshops from the RIBA

The RIBA and the Victoria & Albert Museum have joined forces to create six online workshops based on images and other material drawn from both institutions. Themes explored include 'Design in process: creating architecture from first sketch to publication'; 'Urban adventures: forming and reforming the city'; and 'Education in a modern world: British Modernism & school design 1930 - 1970'. Each workshop can be freely downloaded and is heavily illustrated.
Access: Free

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Viewing Scotland's historical landscapes

The National Library of Scotland has made the Ordnance Survey's collection of aerial photograph mosaics from 1945-1951 freely available online. These images provide a unique snapshot of postwar urban Scotland at a scale of six inches to the mile. All have been geo-referenced and are available with Google, Virtual Earth and OpenStreetMap backdrops.
Access: Free

Monday, September 21, 2009

HSE books online

The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) has begun making the full content of many of its priced publications freely available online via a new HSE Books website. Some of the content relates to the construction sector and the CDM regulations, notably the key document 'Managing heath and safety in construction'. All documents can be downloaded as pdfs.
Access: Free