Publication of 2021–22 Research Report

Cover graphics for the publication "British LIbrary Research Report 2021-22". A deep puple background, with a drawing of an elephant in profile on the front cover.

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

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The 2021–22 Research Report is available to download from the Research Repository.

This is the sixth issue of this publication, which has become an annual highlight in our communications about our research.

Our research continues to be as varied as the collections we hold and the range of services we offer as the national library.

One of the spotlights in this issue takes a look at several projects that are unlocking visual collections at the Library. We have vast holdings of prints and drawings within our collection, but the majority of this material is hidden without research and interpretation to make them findable and visible to our audiences.

We see several examples of how research underpins Library exhibitions at various stages in the development and even afterlife of a physical display. A new venture this year was an exhibition at Leeds City Museum, co-curated with Leeds Museums and Galleries, inspired by the major Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project Living with Machines exhibition.

Supporting our staff to develop research skills and expertise is another recurring theme in this issue. This year, we celebrated ten years of our in-house Digital Scholarship Training Programme, grew our membership of the AHRC Peer Review College, and enabled colleagues to take up fellowship opportunities and supervise PhD projects.

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.