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The British Library is the library of the United Kingdom, and one of the world's largest libraries in terms of total number of items. The library is a major research library, holding over 150 million items from every country in the world, in virtually all known languages and in many formats, both print and digital: books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers, magazines, sound and music recordings, videos, play-scripts, patents, databases, maps, stamps, prints, drawings. The Library's collections include around 14 million books (second only to the USA's Library of Congress), along with substantial holdings of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 2000 BC. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: British Library)

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Metadata related to 'british library' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'british library': 271 (15.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'british library' across all Ariadne articles: 722
  • Average number of references to 'british library' per Ariadne article: 2.66
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'british library': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'british library': 1.2 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'british library':

  1. neil beagrie (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. ann chapman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. philip hunter (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. ronald milne (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. maureen pennock (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Public Libraries Corner: Stories from the Web

Sarah Ormes talks about an exciting new BLRIC funded children's library project.

July 1997, issue10, regular column

Public Libraries: 2003, 2004: A Backward Glance and Thoughts on the Future

Penny Garrod looks at some of the broader issues affecting public libraries and information professionals.

January 2004, issue38, regular column

Public Libraries: United We Stand

Penny Garrod on current developments in the Public Library world.

October 2002, issue33, regular column

Public Library 2.0: Culture Change?

Sarah Hammond explores UK public libraries' growing participation in social media to reach their audiences online, with a focus on blogging.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

RDA: A New International Standard

Ann Chapman describes work on the new cataloguing code, Resource Description and Access (RDA), based on the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR).

October 2006, issue49, feature article

RDA: Resource Description and Access

Wendy Taylor and Helen Williams report on CILIP's Executive Briefings on RDA : Resource Description and Access held at CILIP on 23 March 2010 and repeated at the Bloomsbury Hotel on 30 March 2010.

April 2010, issue63, event report

Recasting the Past: Digital Histories

Vanessa Carr reports on a one day conference about digitising historical records, held jointly by the Association for History and Computing UK and the Royal Historical Society.

January 2005, issue42, event report

Repository Software Comparison: Building Digital Library Infrastructure at LSE

Ed Fay presents a comparison of repository software that was carried out at LSE in support of digital library infrastructure development.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

Research Data Preservation and Access: The Views of Researchers

Neil Beagrie, Robert Beagrie and Ian Rowlands present findings from a UKRDS survey of researchers' views on and practices for preservation and dissemination of research data in four UK universities.

July 2009, issue60, feature article

Retrospective on the RDN

Debra Hiom, in the first of a two-part series on the Resource Discovery Network, looks back at the development of the RDN and its activities to date.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Revealing All

Ann Chapman describes Revealweb, a Web site that brings together information about accessible resources for visually impaired people.

July 2005, issue44, feature article

Review: Do We Want to Keep Our Newspapers?

Penny Garrod reviews a book on libraries published by Office for Humanities Communication Publications.

April 2003, issue35, review

Review: From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure

Michael Day reviews the book by Christine Borgman: From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure.

March 2001, issue27, review

RUDI: Resource for Urban Design Information Services

Alan Reeve maps out a new site in urban design.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Saving the Sounds of the UK in the UK SoundMap

Maureen Pennock and Chris Clark introduce an innovative initiative from the British Library to map a 12-month soundscape of the UK.

January 2011, issue66, feature article

SEAMLESS: Introduction to the Project

Mary Rowlatt describes SEAMLESS, the Essex-based project.

March 1999, issue19, feature article

Sense of the South West Conference: Collaboration for Sustainability

Katie Lusty reports on a one-day conference on the sustainability of digitisation projects, held in Bath on 8 October 2004.

October 2004, issue41, event report

SEREN: Sharing of Educational Resources in an Electronic Network

Ian Lovecy from Bangor University describes SEREN, a project from the Electronic Document Delivery section of the eLib programme. SEREN aims to provide the software to enable the Welsh HE community to maximise use of the library resource-base in Wales before turning to BLDSC and other suppliers.

March 1996, issue2, project update

Serving the Arts and Humanities

Dan Greenstein gives an extensive description of AHDS, the Arts and Humanities Data Service: its objectives, organisation, and how the data will be collected, preserved and described..

July 1996, issue4, feature article

Setting Priorities for Digital Library Research

Graham Jefcoate outlines the rationale of the British Library Research and Innovation Centre's Digital Library Research Programme.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

SIGIR '97

David Nichols reports on the follow-on conference SIGIR '97.

September 1997, issue11, event report

So What Is So Exciting about LAMDA?

Frederick Friend explains about electronic document delivery in London and Manchester.

March 1998, issue14, project update

Supporting Digital Preservation and Asset Management in Institutions

Leona Carpenter describes a JISC development programme tackling the organisational and technical challenges facing Higher and Further Education in the UK.

April 2005, issue43, feature article

The (Digital) Library Environment: Ten Years After

Lorcan Dempsey considers how the digital library environment has changed in the ten years since Ariadne was first published.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

The BNBMARC Currency Survey

Ann Chapman describes the BNBMARC Currency Survey, a performance measurement survey on the supply of bibliographic records.

November 1996, issue6, project update

The British Libraries Private Finance Initiative

The British Library's Digital Library Programme gives Ariadne an exclusive on its Private Finance Initiative.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

The British Library's Digital Libraries Programme

Lyndon Pugh meets with Sue Howley to discuss the British Library's digital research programme.

January 1998, issue13, feature article

The Digital Library and Its Services

Neil Beagrie and Rachel Bruce report on a two-day invitational conference on The Digital Library and its Services sponsored by The British Library, JISC and UKOLN under the aegis of the British Library/JISC Partnership, held in the British Library Conference Centre on over 6-7 March 2006.

April 2006, issue47, event report

The Distributed National Collection Access, and Cross-sectoral Collaboration: The Research Support Libraries Programme

Ronald Milne, Director of the programme, with an overview of the objectives for the Research Support Libraries Programme.

April 2002, issue31, feature article

The Future Is Hybrid: Edinburgh

John MacColl and Philip Hunter report on 'The Future is Hybrid' project day in Edinburgh.

March 2001, issue27, event report

The Future Is Hybrid: London

Kate Robinson reports on 'The Future is Hybrid' project day at the British Library in London.

January 2001, issue26, event report

The Future of Cataloguing: Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference

Paola Stillone reports on a three-day annual conference of the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group (CIG), held at the University of Bath, 30 June - 2 July.

July 2004, issue40, event report

The Future of the Past of the Web

Matthew Brack reports on the one-day international workshop 'The Future of the Past of the Web' held at the British Library Conference Centre, London on 7 October, 2011.

March 2012, issue68, event report

The History of History

Stephen Smith explains the background to the relaunch of IHR-Info as HISTORY.

November 1997, issue12, project update

The Information Environment Service Registry: Promoting the Use of Electronic Resources

Amanda Hill outlines progress on the Information Environment Service Registry Project and explains what it will mean for service providers and portal developers.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

The International Institute for Electronic Library Research: A New Kid on the Block

Marilyn Deegan describes the International Institute for Electronic Library Research, a significant new centre of research based at De Montfort University.

September 1996, issue5, project update

The JISC 5/99 Programme: What's in a Number?

Rachel Bruce and Balviar Notay give an overview of the outputs and influences of the JISC 5/99 Learning and Teaching and Infrastructure Programme.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

The JISC Annual Conference 2007

Philip Pothen and colleagues provide an overview of the proceedings of this Spring's JISC Annual Conference.

April 2007, issue51, event report

The JOIN-UP Programme: Seminar on Linking Technologies

Sandy Shaw reports on a seminar bringing together experts in the field of linking technology for JISC's JOIN-UP Programme.

June 2001, issue28, event report

The OpenURL and OpenURL Framework: Demystifying Link Resolution

Ann Apps reports on a conference about current and future uses of the proposed OpenURL Framework Standard Z39.88-2004.

January 2004, issue38, tooled up

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