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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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  • 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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Editorial Introduction to Ariadne Issue 20

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 20.

June 1999, issue20, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 26: New Landscapes

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 26 with remarks about the new Director of the UKOLN, the eLib Programme, and the DNER.

January 2001, issue26, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 28: Ariadne's Thread

Marieke Napier reviews recent developments on the cultural front and the contents of issue 28.

June 2001, issue28, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 29: Key Technologies for the Development of the Digital Library

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne 29.

October 2001, issue29, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 35: The Art and Craft of Portalage

Philip Hunter provides an editorial introduction to Ariadne 35.

April 2003, issue35, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 43: When Technology Alone Is Not Enough

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 43.

April 2005, issue43, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 5

The editor introduces Ariadne issue 5.

September 1996, issue5, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 50: Side-Stepping Babel

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne 50.

January 2007, issue50, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 52: The New Invisible Industry

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 52.

July 2007, issue52, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 57:Achieving the Balance

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 57.

October 2008, issue57, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 66: Sanity Check

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 66.

January 2011, issue66, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 68

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne issue 68.

March 2012, issue68, editorial

EEVL Xtra: The Hidden Web at Your Fingertips

Roddy MacLeod looks at the latest service from EEVL.

July 2005, issue44, regular column

Electronic Access: Archives in the New Millennium

Michael Day reports from Kew on the Public Record Office view of the Brave New World of online archives.

July 1998, issue16, event report

Electronic Document Delivery: A Trial in an Academic Library

In the first of a two-part article, Fiona Williams describes the trials of various electronic document delivery systems in University of Bath Library and Learning Centre over the last few years. A review of the latest trial, between BL Urgent Action Service and TU DELFT, as well as an overall comparison with the Blackwell's Uncover Service will be given in the next issue of Ariadne.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Electronic Document Delivery: A Trial in an Academic Library

In part two of this report, Fiona Williams describes the trials of various electronic document delivery systems in University of Bath Library and Learning Centre over the last few years.

September 1997, issue11, feature article

Electronic Theses and Dissertations: A Strategy for the UK

by John MacColl considers a strategy for electronic theses and dissertations in the United Kingdom.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

Email Curation: Practical Approaches for Long-term Preservation

Dave Thompson reports on a two-day conference on Email Curation organised by the Digital Curation Centre.

July 2006, issue48, event report

eMargin: A Collaborative Textual Annotation Tool

Andrew Kehoe and Matt Gee describe their Jisc-funded eMargin collaborative textual annotation tool, showing how it has widened its focus through integration with Virtual Learning Environments.

July 2013, issue71, tooled up

Embedding Web Preservation Strategies Within Your Institution

Christopher Eddie reports on the third one-day workshop of the JISC-PoWR (Preservation of Web Resources) Project held at the University of Manchester on 12 September 2008.

October 2008, issue57, event report

Engaging Researchers with Social Media Tools: 25 Research Things@Huddersfield

Graham Stone and Ellen Collins investigate whether 25 Research Things, an innovative online learning programme, could help researchers understand the value of Web 2.0 tools.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

Establishing a Digital Library Centre

John Kirriemuir outlines some of the issues for the establishment of digital library centres in UK Higher Education institutions.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

EThOS: from Project to Service

Jill Russell describes the impact the new Electronic Theses Online Service is making on the availability of UK doctoral theses.

April 2009, issue59, feature article

EThOSnet: Building a UK E-Theses Community

Jill Russell outlines progress towards an e-theses service for the UK.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

Evidence, Value and Impact: The LIS Research Landscape in 2010

Stephanie Kenna reports on the Library and Information Science Research Coalition conference, held at the British Library on 28 June 2010.

July 2010, issue64, event report

Excuse Me... Some Digital Preservation Fallacies?

Chris Rusbridge argues with himself about some of the assumptions behind digital preservation thinking.

February 2006, issue46, feature article

Extending Metadata for Digital Preservation

Michael Day suggests how the concept of metadata could be extended to provide information in the specific field of digital preservation.

May 1997, issue9, tooled up

Globally Yours

Hazel Gott gives a brief overview of the Follett Lecture Series, where overseas experts in the fields of Library and Information Science speak in various UK locations.

July 1996, issue4, feature article

HELIX

Ruth Glynn outlines the HELIX project, one of the new Images projects from the eLib programme.

September 1996, issue5, project update

Hidden Treasures: The Impact of Moving Image and Sound Archives in the 21st Century

Philip Hunter reports on the one day meeting on multimedia objects in the British Library, London, October 2002.

January 2003, issue34, event report

Hold It, Hold It ... Start Again: The Perils of Project Video Production

It's not like writing a paper. Film production, when the camera points at you, can challenge all sorts of sensitivities. Steve Hitchcock survived the ordeal to tell the story of the Preserv Project video.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Hylife: Ten Steps to Success

Peter Wynne, Catherine Edwards and Maureen Jackson, on some important aspects of running a Hybrid Library Project.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

Hyper Clumps, Mini Clumps and National Catalogues: Resource Discovery for the 21st Century

John Gilby reports on a one-day conference about resource discovery, held at the British Library Conference Centre, London in November.

January 2005, issue42, event report

I Say What I Mean, but Do I Mean What I Say?

Paul Miller reports on the latest MODELS workshop, and looks at the need for controlled terminologies and thesauri.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

IIPC Web Archiving Toolset Performance Testing at The British Library

Jackson Pope and Philip Beresford pick up the threads from an initial contribution in issue 50 and report on progress at The British Library in installing and performance testing the Web Curator Tool.

July 2007, issue52, feature article

ILL: Interlibrary Loan Protocol

Lyndon Pugh and Chris Rusbridge on the National Library of Australia's ILL utility.

July 1998, issue16, project update

Immaculate Catalogues, Indexes and Monsters Too...

David E. Bennett reports on the three day residential CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Annual Conference, University of East Anglia, during September 2006.

October 2006, issue49, event report

IMPACT Conference: Optical Character Recognition in Mass Digitisation

Lieke Ploeger, Yola Park, Jeanna Nikolov-Ramirez Gaviria, Clemens Neudecker, Fedor Bochow and Michael Day report from the first IMPACT Conference, held in The Hague, Netherlands on 6-7 April, 2009.

April 2009, issue59, event report

IMPACT Final Conference 2011

Marieke Guy reports on the two-day conference looking at the results of the IMPACT Project in making digitisation and OCR better, faster and cheaper.

March 2012, issue68, event report

Implementing E-Legal Deposit: A British Library Perspective

Ronald Milne and John Tuck summarise progress towards implementation of the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 which extended provision to non-print materials. Particular reference is made to the British Library.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

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