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This page provides an overview of 270 articles related to 'british library', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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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': 270 (15.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'british library' across all Ariadne articles: 721
  • Average number of references to 'british library' per Ariadne article: 2.67
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'british library': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'british library': 16.5 (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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News and Events

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News and Events

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News and Events

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January 2010, issue62, news and events

News and Events

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April 2010, issue63, news and events

NewsAgent for Librarians

Mark Kerr, research assistant on the NewsAgent for Libraries Project, describes a project to build a news and current awareness service for the LIS community.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Newsline

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2007, issue53, news and events

Newsline: News You Can Use

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January 1998, issue13, news and events

Newsline: News You Can Use

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March 1998, issue14, news and events

Newsline: News You Can Use

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June 2000, issue24, news and events

Newsline: News You Can Use

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June 2001, issue28, news and events

Newsline: News You Can Use

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July 2002, issue32, news and events

Newsline: News You Can Use

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July 2003, issue36, news and events

Newsline: News You Can Use

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October 2003, issue37, news and events

OCLC-SCURL: Collaboration, Integration and Recombinant Potential

Pete Johnston reports on the New Directions in Metadata conference, 15-16 August, in Edinburgh

October 2002, issue33, event report

Old Ghosts Rear Their Heads

Peter Brophy calls for effective use of email.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

Peculiarities of Digitising Materials from the Collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia

Alan Hopkinson and Tigran Zargaryan give an overview of their experience of digitising paper-based materials in the Fundamental Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences, Armenia including some of the obstacles encountered during image processing and optical character recognition.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

PICK: Library and Information Science Resources on the Internet

In 1995, the Thomas Parry Library, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, won funding for PICK, a project to build a gateway to quality resources in the LIS field. Here, Andrew Cox describes this gateway, and reviews the project's achievements at the end of the first year.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Planet SOSIG

Karen Ford examines The Resource Guide, which aims to provide staff and students in HE with an overview of electronic services.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Heather Dawson with news of the recently merged Social Science Librarians Group.

June 2000, issue24, regular column

Planet SOSIG

Debra Hiom with a report which covers: the launch of Citizenship Past; a new VTS Tutorial for European Studies; and an update on the SOSIG Portals Project.

July 2002, issue32, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Internet Training for the Social Sciences

Debra Hiom and Emma Place announce the RDN virtual training suite.

September 2000, issue25, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Politically Correct - Editing the Politics Section of SOSIG

Heather Dawson from The British Library of Political and Economic Science talks about her role as a SOSIG Section Editor.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

Planet SOSIG: Welfare Reform Digest

Jennie Grimshaw gives a personal account of the creation of the Welfare reform digest.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Planet SOSIG: What's New in Politics?

Emma Place announces new training materials for the Web, Heather Dawson looks at at Web coverage of the recently run UK General Election and Chris Mitchell provides an update of activities from the Learning and Teaching Support Network Centre.

June 2001, issue28, regular column

Practical Clumping: Mick Ridley on the BOPAC System

Mick Ridley discusses the BOPAC system.

June 1999, issue20, feature article

Preserving Local Archival Heritage for Ongoing Accessibility

Frances Boyle, Alexandra Eveleigh and Heather Needham describe the recent digital preservation initiatives in the local authority archives sector.

January 2009, issue58, feature article

Preserving Oral History Recordings

Colin Webb and Kevin Bradley look at some of the practical realities, and implications, of introducing digital technology into the sound preservation functions of the National Library of Australia.

March 1997, issue8, project update

Progress Towards Addressing Digital Preservation Challenges

Helen Hockx-Yu reports on the 2nd Planets, CASPAR and DPE annual conference, held on 5-6 September 2007 in Lisbon, Portugal.

October 2007, issue53, event report

Projects Into Services: The UK Experience

Peter Brophy reviews the experience of the UK academic sector in turning digital library projects into sustainable services.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Public Libraries

Penny Garrod's first outing in Ariadne as Public Libraries Focus.

January 2002, issue30, regular column

Public Libraries

Penny Garrod gives her view of day two of the Public Library Authorities Conference 2003

October 2003, issue37, regular column

Public Libraries Corner

Sarah Ormes and David Potts shed light on the what exactly the Networked Policy Taskgroup does.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: An Internet Open Day

Sally Criddle describes a World Wide Web training event organised by UKOLN and the University of Bath for the 1997 National Libraries Week.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: Life After the Millenium Bid

After the recent disappointing turn-down of the millenium bid to connect public libraries to the Internet, Sarah Ormes wonders where we go from here.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: MODELS 5 Workshop Report and Futures

Sarah Ormes gives a report on the recent MODELS 5 workshop and its outcomes.

May 1997, issue9, regular column

Public Libraries Corner: Soul and Song

Lorcan Dempsey writes about the recent report: New Library: the People's Network.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

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

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