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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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Innovation and enterprise blog

Book review - Lean Analytics by Alistair Croll and Benjamin Yoskovitz

22 September 2014 Innovation and enterprise

As a start-up, you may ask yourself why data analysis is important your business. According to Alistair Croll and Benjamin Yoskovitz, authors of Lean Analytics, taking a long, hard look at some statistics is for “anyone trying to make his...

Social Science blog

Exploring Play – a free, open, online course

22 September 2014 Social Science

Professor Marsh writes: Beginning on 29th September 2014 and running for 7 weeks, the University of Sheffield has developed a new, free, online course ‘Exploring Play: the Importance of Play in Everyday Life’ which will be delivered through the FutureLearn...

European studies blog

Dark blue world, little blue book: English for Czech servicemen

22 September 2014 European studies

Cinema-goers may remember Jan Svěrák’s 2001 film Dark Blue World (Tmavomodrý svět), following the exploits of two Czech pilots, Franta and Karel, who escape to England to fight alongside the RAF in the Second World War. Lacking aircraft on which...

Untold lives blog

Bringing Archive Catalogues to Life – the SNAC Project

22 September 2014 Untold lives

Some readers of this blog will know that we at the British Library have spent the last few years developing an integrated catalogue for our archives and manuscripts collections which is made available online as Search our Catalogue Archives and...

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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

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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

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Maps and views

Maps and views

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Medieval manuscripts

Medieval manuscripts

Digitisation and other projects

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Music

News about our music collections and services

Science

Science

The latest scientific developments

Social science

Social science

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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