I’ve recently learned that the RHS Bibliography is to be replaced by the Bibliography of British and Irish History on January 1st 2010. A key part of this change is that access will no longer be free. This is a real shame as the RHS have been providing an invaluable resource to researchers, particlularly those outside of academic institutions, and of course this bucks the trend I’d like to see of increased open access to academic material. Unfortunately, the bibliography London’s Past Online will also close.
For archaeology researchers, there will still be the Council for British Archaeology’s British and Irish Archaeology Bibliography