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

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Sharing knowledge

Gabrielle Walker, Writer, Broadcaster and Consultant

The British Library has put me at the centre of a wide scope of material which continues to enrich my research. That’s the beauty of it. You can access information on chemistry, biology, physics and geology, as well as history and politics – all in one place.

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Dering Roll

Preserving knowledge

Dr Julian Harrison, Curator of Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts

The Dering Roll is one of the most important acquisitions of the year, and it has really captured people's imagination. We have been inundated with enquiries from people wanting to find out if their ancestors are named on it.

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Juan Garcés

Advancing access to information

Juan Garcés, Greek Manuscripts Digitisation Manager

This is the first phase of an exciting project - it's an international collaboration to reunite the earliest existing Christian Bible, one of the world's most important manuscripts, and make it available to a global audience for the first time.

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Explore our year

Our year at a glance

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.