Storing knowledge

Having viewed the movie, consider the following questions:

  • Do you think of the British Library as a repository of ideas and knowledge?
  • Are ideas fixed in the storage systems, and rolled out on conveyor belts, ready to be consumed like burgers?
  • Is the value of any given book contained within that book, and immediately accessible to the reader? If so each book should be easily categorisable. Or, can any given book be applied to a multitude of categories?

Take a look at the set of drawers below.


Image of drawers

On the following page you will find a gallery of images . Print out some of the images, and see if you can categorise them by putting them into the storage system above.

Now move on the next page to explore the King's Library