Publication of 2020-21 Research Report

Cover of British Library 2020-21 Research Report, with a picture of two halves of the globe from The English Atlas (Oxford, 1680)

We are delighted to announce the publication of the British Library's fifth annual Research Report.

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The 2020–21 Research Report is available to download from the Research Repository.

As ever, this edition celebrates an impressive range of research activity delivered by colleagues across the Library and beyond.

Digital research is a particular focus in this issue, with features on crowdsourcing, international collaborations in digital scholarship, and digitising our collections. Such activity has of course been especially vital over the past couple of years and continue to be a key aspect of our work, making our resources as widely available and connected as possible, nationally and internationally.

The year also saw the gradual easing of pandemic restrictions and careful resumption of on-site activity. We feature three exhibitions that took place at St Pancras – Hebrew Manuscripts, Unfinished Business and Khadija Saye – as well as projects that will feed in to future shows.

The strength of our partnerships with organisations in a wide range of sectors is another highlight of this edition, including our involvement in the AHRC Independent Research Organisations Consortium of cultural and heritage organisations, the renewal of partnerships with the Chevening Fellowship programme and Wikimedia UK, and our new collaboration with the National Trust.

You can also access past editions of the Research Report via our website.

We welcome feedback on the Report, so please get in touch with the Research Development team if you have any comments or suggestions for future editions.