My name is Michael Day and I work for the British Library in London. I grew up on the south coast of England (Dorset) and live in the beautiful city of Bath. This personal blog will be used for occasional comments and updates on things of interest to me. This will  probably include a few posts on my professional interests – which mainly include digital preservation, research data management and metadata – as well as some on topics that reflect my personal interests, which include Thomas Hardy, the First World War, war memorials, and anything related to the county of Dorset (I am also responsible for some separate web pages on Dorset Churches). However, during the centenary of the First World War, this blog seems to have been mainly used to provide short accounts of some of those that died during that conflict, in particular for bellringers that had been members of the Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers and the Bath and Wells Diocesan Association of Change Ringers.

Anyone interested in my professional publications will be able to find some on the University of Bath’s institutional repository. For those who care about these things, my ORCID is: 0000-0002-1443-5334.

To try and explain the title, opusculum (plural opuscula) is the diminutive of the Latin word opus, literally meaning a “little work.” Its most common English derivative is opuscule, meaning a small or insignificant artistic work.

This is a personal blog. Any opinions expressed here are my own and not those of my employer.


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