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Content strategy 2006

The British Library embarked on a review of collection development in 2006. It looked at its Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences collections and collecting through a subject approach, using the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) categories. The consultation exercise of 2007, which had 143 responses, supported our approach. The 2006 content strategy has been superseded by From Stored Knowledge to Smart Knowledge: The British Library's Content Strategy 2013-15.

The 2006 Content Strategy and Appendices are available below, but are superseded by:

From Stored Knowledge to Smart Knowledge: The British Library's Content Strategy 2013-2015

2006 documents

2006 British Library Content Strategy (PDF) 

2006 British Library Content Strategy Appendices (PDF) 

 

The process of implementation of the 2006 content strategy included:

  • the development of an action plan
  • the setting up of content groups with a lead curator to ensure collecting supports researcher needs
  • the revision, where the consultation suggested changes, of the subject templates
  • consultancies on datasets, and on research publications from India and China
  • criteria for assessing collection development partnerships.

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