South West Prospect of the Ancient City of York with the Plattform of Knavesmire

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Tabula Anglia

Digitised material from York Minster Library

Le Mans Cathedral stained glass

Unique stained glass image collections

Bone comb found during excavations at Repton

Images of excavations and finds from archaeological digs

York Cause Paper

The York Cause Papers

York Digital Library

York Digital Library (YODL) is an online repository for multimedia resources at the University of York.

YODL provides access to over 69,000 resources, which include images, past exam papers and Masters theses. 

Our collections are constantly expanding and support research, teaching and study in a range of subjects including History of Art and Archaeology.

A number of our collections are also publically available.

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YODL blog

Bring out your dead!

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:51:56 +0000

Yesterday I attended the Digital Preservation Coalition’s ‘Bring out your dead!’ day (subtitled more soberly: ‘Collaborative approaches to managing file formats – a day of action’. Monty Python reference appreciated, though). The point of the day was to discuss the problems that file formats present to digital preservation (and also to bring along our own […]

Digital Library Improvements for the autumn term

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:50:06 +0000

Over the summer we have been working with a student on a usability study of York Digital Library. The resulting dissertation has given us valuable data for the ongoing improvement of the Digital Library. As a first step, we assembled a list of priority issues for the start of this academic year and have pushed […]

York Digital Library Survey & Focus Groups

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 08:09:06 +0000

Have you ever searched online for University of York resources? If you have, it’s likely that you’ve used the University of York Digital Library (YODL). Named YODL for short, this where past exam papers are stored, as well as a huge number of History of Art images and other resources. The library is currently looking […]