'This year has been a very significant one for Scholarship and Collections. Early in the year we published our content strategy consultation document, to which we had a marvellous response. We will be taking these responses into account in formulating our action plan, which will allow us to take forward the strategy into the next period.
Each year we spend about 10% of our acquisitions budget on heritage material. This year we have been particularly fortunate to acquire the Raffles Family Collection and the Coleridge Family Archive, which will add very significantly to our collections.
I am very proud to be able to say that the British Library Centre for Conservation has been delivered on time and on budget. This is a world-class facility that will allow us to apply the highest standard of care to our collections to ensure that they are made available for future generations. It has been a busy year for Scholarship and Collections and a great one.'