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English: Marks files provided by the British Library

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{{British Library image |url= |shelfmark= |ms-shelfmark= |ios= |dips= |system= }}

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
url URL of existing copy on BL website. Use for items posted to a blog, etc empty optional
shelfmark Shelfmark for published items (monographs, maps, etc) empty optional
ms-shelfmark Shelfmark for archive or manuscript items empty optional
ios ID from India Office Select Materials catalogue - must also have ms-shelfmark set empty optional
dips ID from DIPS (Digitised Manuscripts viewer) empty optional
system System ID from the Explore book catalogue (nine-digit number) empty optional

Additional information

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The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

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