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The British Library Bringing knowledge to life: The British Library Annual Report and Accounts 2007/08

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ISBN 978 0 10 295360 2
ISSN 0305 7887 (Print)
ISSN 1755 1927 (Online)

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Background Images for the Homepage Videos

Nkwenkwezi Languza Video:

Nigel Bewley, Operations Manager for the British Library Sound Archive, by Peter Durrant

Zulu Street Guitar Image, by Eric Grau

Dee Wright Video:

Anita Roddick, by Joel Anderson 

Portrait Photography

British Library Photographic Team: Tony Grant, Elizabeth Hunter, Chris Mcglashon, Peter Warner

Picture credits

Pinter Archive Acquired
Harold Pinter in a school production of Romeo and Juliet, by Binnie Yeates

Digital Items in the Reading Rooms
Image of OS Master Map ® Topography Layer Data reproduced with the kind permission of Ordnance Survey © Crown Copyright

Conservation Uncovered
HRH Princess Anne formally opens the British Library’s Centre for Conservation, by Roland Kemp

Building on Business Success
Financial Times p.14, 14 November 2007, reproduced with permission from the Financial Times

The ‘Google Generation’ – Myth or Reality?
Front cover of the ‘Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future’ report, reproduced by permission of CIBER at UCL

Sacred Beyond the Galleries
Young learners at one of this year’s ‘Sacred Learning’ events, by Richard Eaton

Mass Digitisation Gathers Pace
Scanning books in the Library’s digitisation suite, by H. Schunck 27 September 2007, courtesy of CCS

Corporate Social Responsibility
Storyteller by Sim Canetty-Clarke, courtesy of the National Year of Reading

Governance: Executive team and structure
Executive Team portraits, by Barry Marsden

Design and production

Salterbaxter / British Library Web Services


Ben Sanderson

Project Coordinator

Jacob Lant

The British Library extends thanks to everyone who has contributed to the development of this Annual Report and Accounts.

Statutory Information

THE BRITISH LIBRARY Thirty-fifth Annual Report and Accounts 2007/08. Annual Report presented in compliance with section 4(3) of the British Library Act 1972 by the Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Accounts prepared pursuant to Section 5(3) of the Act and presented by the Comptroller and Auditor General.

Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 17 July 2008
Laid before the Scottish Parliament by the Scottish Ministers 17 July 2008

HC777 London: The Stationery Office

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