Living Knowledge sets out the British Library’s vision for its future development as it looks ahead to 2023, the year of its 50th anniversary as the national library of the United Kingdom
Responding to the coronavirus pandemic
In October 2020, the Library published a strategic statement explaining how Living Knowledge would respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Living Knowledge – For Everyone: the British Library’s role in national renewal (PDF format) explains how we will work to support economic, social, and cultural renewal from the impact of the pandemic.
More about Living Knowledge
Living Knowledge (PDF format) explains how we contribute to research, culture, education and economic prosperity, for the benefit not just of the UK but of users and partners around the world. Our mission is to make our intellectual heritage accessible to everyone, for research, inspiration and enjoyment. Join the conversation on Twitter by using #LivingKnowledge.
Our six purposes show how the public funding we receive helps to deliver tangible public value.
We build, curate and preserve the UK’s national collection of published, written and digital content.
These five major transformation programmes show how we're achieving our Living Knowledge vision.
Our mission is to make our intellectual heritage available to everyone for research, inspiration and enjoyment.
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