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Steve Morris

Steve Morris

'One of our key achievements this year is the new additional storage building in Boston Spa in West Yorkshire.

In around two years' time, this building will have in it seven million of the nation's books. These will be preserved in the best conditions of any books in the world in high-tech, high-density storage, designed to make sure that we can preserve this part of the nation's knowledge in perpetuity.

Actually, the British Library is about not just maintaining books, but increasingly moving into the digital world and preserving electronic information as well as paper; and we are doing everything we can to make the best use of the funding we receive from government, through our commercial activity, and also from our sponsors to invest in both the paper and digital history and future of knowledge in this country.'