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The British Library's Strategy 2011 - 2015

This is our strategy for the next four years. Last year we launched our 2020 vision, our 10-year vision, following 12 months of extensive and wide-ranging research and consultation. In today’s climate of significant technological change, it highlights what are likely to be the key trends and opportunities over the next decade, and indicates how we will develop as an organisation to increase access to the world’s knowledge base for our users.

Cover for Strategy 2011-15


Following completion of the 2020 vision, the Library turned its attention to the development of a Strategy for 2011-2015, the same period as that covered by the Library’s Grant in Aid settlement. Our strategy focuses on five clear strategic priorities, based on the five themes of our 2020 vision and centred on our users:

  • Guarantee access for future generations
  • Enable access to everyone who wants to do research
  • Support research communities in key areas for social and economic benefit
  • Enrich the cultural life of the nation
  • Lead and collaborate to grow the world’s knowledge base

These priorities provide a high-level description of the activities we will engage in, to take us towards achieving our 2020 vision.

Details of the Strategy 2011 – 2015 are available in the attached PDF.

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