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Vietnamese collection milestone: retroconversion of card catalogue completed

Monday, March 18, 2019

In 2015 Roly Keating, Chief Executive of the British Library, launched Living Knowledge, a vision for the future of the British Library, aiming to make our intellectual heritage accessible to everyone for research, inspiration and enjoyment. Living Knowledge also sets...

Recording of the week: Will Montgomery - Submarine

Monday, March 18, 2019

This week's selection comes from Dr Eva del Rey, Curator of Drama and Literature Recordings and Digital Performance. You may have seen this extraordinary ventilation shaft known as the Camberwell Submarine on Akerman Rd. London SW9. It was built in...

Why we love the Harley Irish Gospels

Sunday, March 17, 2019

How better to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than to announce the digitisation of two important Irish manuscripts from the British Library's collections? Harley MS 1023 and Harley MS 1802 were both made in the 12th century in Armagh, St Patrick’s...

25 Cats Named Sam

Friday, March 15, 2019

This weekend is the last opportunity to see the Library's free exhibition 'Cats on the Page', which celebrates our feline friends in literary and illustrated form. It thus seemed appropriate to share two of our favourite cat-themed books with you....

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