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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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Book Review: The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland

Lorcan Dempsey reviews Volume III of a landmark collection on the history of libraries in 'Britain and Ireland' from 1850 to 2000.

October 2007, issue53, review

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

A Policy Context: eLib and the Emergence of the Subject Gateways

Derek Law and Lorcan Dempsey outline some of the features of the policy environment which led to the setting up of the influential 'subject gateways' as part of the UK Electronic Libraries Programme (eLib).

September 2000, issue25, feature article

Public Libraries Corner: Soul and Song

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

November 1997, issue12, regular column

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