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The British Library The Knowledge Network: The British Library Annual Report and Accounts 2008/09

Explore our year

Discover how we have improved access to our world class resources this year and reached landmarks in acquiring and preserving collections for future generations. Find out how we have been playing a leading role in discussions on the UK's digital future, as well as sharing expertise with partners around the world.


Accessing

Accessing

Many of the year's key developments focused on improving access to the British Library's world class resources of information – from historic manuscripts to sound recordings.

Collecting

Collecting

A number of outstanding collections were acquired and saved for the nation during the year.

Preserving

Preserving

A number of outstanding collections were acquired and saved for the nation during the year.

Progressing

Progressing

The British Library played a leading role in progressing developments to secure the UK's digital future.

Sharing

Sharing

Many activities took place to promote sharing the expertise and resources of the Library and its partners.

Collaborating

Collaborating

The British Library contributed to cultural diplomacy, collaborating with a growing range of international partners in areas where working in partnership can make a real difference.