British Library blogs

From our curators, subject specialists and guest bloggers

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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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Living Knowledge blog

Library Lives: Rosemary O’Hare, Glasgow

24 January 2022 Living Knowledge

‘In every library I have worked in there is always a ‘library cardigan’. No one will know who it originally belonged to, but it appears – like the sword of Gryffindor – for those that need it when working late...

Sound and vision blog

Recording of the week: The memory of liberation in Holocaust survivor testimonies

24 January 2022 Sound and vision

This week's selection comes from Dr Madeline White, Curator of Oral History. In the week of Holocaust Memorial Day, our recording of the week reflects on the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2022: 'One Day'. Holocaust Memorial Day is marked...

Asian and African studies blog

Accessing West African Manuscripts in the British Library

24 January 2022 Asian and African studies

The importance of the manuscripts of West Africa to scholarship, history, heritage and religion has long been recognised, and is of increasing interest to researchers and the public. Across the region, the manuscript collections of many libraries testify to long...

American Collections blog

Commemorating Roberta Bondar's voyage into space

22 January 2022 American Collections

Today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dr Roberta Bondar blasting off from the John F. Kennedy Space Center and becoming Canada’s first female astronaut and the world’s first neurologist in space! Bondar had dreamt of this moment from an...

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

News about the projects saving vulnerable material from around the world

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

Living knowledge

Living knowledge

Behind the scenes at the British Library

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