New edition of British Library Research Report published

Research Report

The new Research Report is now available, covering collaborative research at the British Library in 2017-18.

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Download the 2017-18 report here.

Following the positive reception of our inaugural Research Report (which you can view here), the Research Development team are pleased to announce the publication of our second Research Report, which covers the academic year 2017-18.

Introduced by the Chief Librarian Liz Jolly, the report presents highlights from across our research portfolio, from doctoral research and international fellowship programmes, to research projects that feed into our exhibitions and learning resources, and practice-led research that underpins cutting-edge Library activity in areas such as conservation and digital preservation.

The report also takes a special look at the research that went into the recent sell-out exhibition Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. Another in-depth case study examines the current research project The Business of Women’s Words, a collaboration between the British Library and the universities of Sussex and Cambridge that explores the Library's Virago Press and Spare Rib archives. In addition, readers will find comments and case studies from many other students, staff and collaborators. 

We hope that readers will enjoy the report and welcome feedback. You can help us develop future editions by filling in this short survey.

If you have a question about the report or would like to send us additional feedback, please contact


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