Wednesday, July 3, 2013

New arrival

Historic Buildings Round-up
Sharp-eyed readers will have noticed a new addition to the right-hand column of this blog, just below the list of Pages. This is a feature called Historic Buildings Round-up. It's a daily selection of news about historic buildings, mostly in Britain, from around the web.

Here's how it works. Each day, the online newspaper service paper.li gathers together a small collection of links from a number of sources (I select the sources, paper.li looks for the latest posts, news, or whatever from these sources). Current sources include English Heritage, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, amenity societies such as the Georgian Group and the Victorian Society, and various blogs about historic architecture and conservation. I add further links myself, when I find them. These links are gathered together on a web page that you can access from the right-hand column, where examples of headlines are quietly scrolling away, to give you an idea of what's there today. When you hit Read it now! the day's links display as a separate page. You can also subscribe to this page (you'll find a Subscribe button on the page itself), and when you do so you receive a daily email containing some of the highlights, with a link straight to the Historic Buildings Round-up page on the web. The page is updated daily, with the new version appearing at around 10 am UK time.

Historic Buildings Round-up is a new feature, and it's in its early days. But even in this embryonic form I hope it will prove interesting, and perhaps even useful, to readers of this blog.

4 comments:

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

Thank you for that - I'm sure it will prove useful, and it is indeed very interesting. Nice feature. Minerva ~

Philip Wilkinson said...

Thank you Minerva.

Karin F. said...

Since there is no more Google Reader & many of us read you via email notification, add a link within your post when you use things like the Round-up.
BTW love seeing the buildings. Keep up the great posts
Karin

Philip Wilkinson said...

Karin: Thank you for making this point. This had not occurred to me, but clearly I need to think more about the ways people access the blog.

I'm so pleased you are enjoying the buildings.