Richard Davies

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Head of Collections Programmes
Digital Collections and Research, Strategy, Programme Management
Related Offices
Trustee, Brunel Museum

The Head of Collections Programmes has responsibility for a number of the Library’s major programmes, including:

  • Heritage Made Digital portfolio, transform digital access to the Library’s heritage collections.
  • The British Library’s partnership with the Qatar Foundation and Qatar National Library, making available archives, manuscripts, maps and sound relating to Gulf History and Arabic Science via the Qatar Digital Library
  • Library Systems Transformation Programme to implement a suite of business systems that will enable the effective management of our collections and underpin our core library services.
  • Google Books Partnership, digitising and making available hundreds of thousands of the Library’s printed books.
  • Save Our Sounds, a major programme of work to safeguard the UK's audio collections, via the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage Project, establish a national radio archive and invest in new technologies to preserve our sound collections.

You can follow Richard on Twitter @_RichardDavies


Heritage Made Digital

We're transforming digital access to our collections of heritage materials.

British Library Qatar Foundation partnership

We've worked with the Qatar Foundation and the Qatar National Library to create a free online resource

Save our Sounds

Save our Sounds is our programme to preserve the nation’s sound heritage.

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage

Unlocking our Sound Heritage is a UK-wide project that will help save the nation’s sounds and open them up to everyone.

All projects