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These blogs express the thoughts and opinions of individual British Library staff members. You can subscribe to any blog by email.

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Digital scholarship blog

The Art of Data

01 October 2014 Digital scholarship

Last month the Digital Research team organized another succesful Digital Conversations event. The evening, chaired by Anthony Lilley, brought together artists, researchers and art critics to reflect on projects and ideas around the use of digital data in contemporary artistic...

Sound and vision blog

Happy birthday compact disc!

01 October 2014 Sound and vision

The CD was launched in Japan on 1st October 1982. Sony, Philips and other makers launched CDs and CD players in Britain during the Spring of 1983. The British Library owns a Sony CDP 101 (pictured above), which is widely...

Inspired by...  blog

Be inspired by the Magic of Birds

01 October 2014 Inspired by...

Be inspired by our new British Library book by Celia Fisher on the Magic of Birds. Stunning images and exploration of how birds have featured in cultures around the world, from ancient Egypt to the humble garden bird.

Medieval manuscripts blog

A Calendar Page for October 2014

01 October 2014 Medieval manuscripts

For more information about the Huth Hours, please see our post A Calendar Page for January 2014. While the summer growing season may be over, the agricultural labours are by no means at and end, as these calendar pages for...

All British Library blogs

Americas studies

Americas studies

What's on the mind of Team America?

Asian and African studies

Asian and African studies

From our subject specialists and curators

Collection care

Collection care

Behind the scenes with our conservators and scientists

Digital scholarship

Digital scholarship

Supporting research with digital content

Endangered archives

Endangered archives

Jody Butterworth and Paul Young on histories in peril

English and drama

English and drama

On literature and theatre collections from the 16th century to the present day

European studies

European studies

Exploring Europe at the British Library

Innovation and enterprise

Innovation and enterprise

Business, innovation and enterprise

Inspired by

Inspired by

Fashion, film, design and all things creative

Maps and views

Maps and views

Cartographic and topographical materials at the British Library

Medieval manuscripts

Medieval manuscripts

Digitisation and other projects

Music

Music

News about our music collections and services

Science

Science

The latest scientific developments

Social science

Social science

Projects, events, resources and research methods

Sound and vision

Sound and vision

News from the Library’s Sound and Moving Image teams

The Newsroom

The Newsroom

News about yesterday’s news, and where news may be going

UK web archive

UK web archive

Announcements and information about the UK Web Archive

Untold lives

Untold lives

Sharing stories from the past, worldwide