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Discover our amazing projects

At the British Library, our people are involved in a variety of innovative projects that bring the world's knowledge to life. Here, you'll discover some of our amazing projects, from working with successful business people to inspire budding entrepreneurs, to developing and implementing groundbreaking technology.

Rebuilding collections in Iraq

Rebuilding collections in Iraq

After the Iraq National Library and Archive was looted and burned in 2003, we led an international campaign to raise awareness and help rebuild it.

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How sign language training signed our intent

How sign language training signed our intent

We give our staff the training they need to make the Library a welcoming place for all our users. Including sign language.

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How we're preserving the web

How we're preserving the web

How do you collect, preserve and make available websites when they're changing all the time? Find out how our web archiving team overcome this challenge.

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Turning the pages of our most precious items

Turning the pages of our most precious items

How can people leaf through some of our most precious items? By using an amazing software tool.

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How we made an exhibition by Taking Liberties

How we made an exhibition by Taking Liberties

A major Library exhibition can take up to three years to develop and involves almost every team in the Library. Discover a curator's viewpoint.

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Taking a scientific approach

Taking a scientific approach

When we wanted to make scientists aware of the research value of our collections, our Science, Technology and Medicine Relationship team developed a range of interesting case studies.

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How we make digital history

How we make digital history

We started thinking about digitising some of our iconic items in the 1980s. Find out how we create digital versions of thousands of items every year.

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Preserving the world's earliest paper archive

Preserving the world's earliest paper archive

Discover how we're leading a project to preserve and make available a vast international collection of material from the Chinese Silk Road.

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