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A major oral history project to gather the life stories of British scientists has culminated today in the launch of a new online archive by the British Library. Voices of Science is drawn from a National Life Stories programme ‘An Oral History of British Science’, and features interviews with 100 leading UK scientists and engineers, telling the stories of some of the most remarkable scientific and engineering discoveries of the past century as well as the personal stories of each individual.
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The British Library has taken the lead, nationally and internationally, in aiming to overcome the challenges of collecting, preserving and providing contemporary and long term access to the world's digital knowledge.
The Library’s strategic vision is to 'provide both physical and digital access to world-class information where and when people need it'. We have developed a number of partnerships and business models to drive forward mass digitisation and create a valuable and enduring resource for researchers and the public alike.
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The British Library is concerned that the shift from print to digital publishing is undermining the traditional balance at the heart of copyright in ways that could make it harder for researchers to access and use information.
We believe that the UK needs an intellectual property framework appropriate for the digital age.
The British Library opens a major new exhibition today, Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain, providing a fascinating insight into life in 18th and 19th century Britain and displaying never before seen artefacts that shed light on today’s popular culture.
The British Library is currently implementing a major programme of collection moves to safeguard the long-term future of the national newspaper collection. The programme involves moving the collection from its present home in Colindale, north London, to a purpose-built Newspaper Storage Building at the Library’s site at Boston Spa in West Yorkshire.
To celebrate the British Library’s major new exhibition opening this week, Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain, the Library and Cityscapes will tomorrow unveil a Georgian garden installation on the Library’s piazza designed by landscape architect and historian Todd Longstaffe-Gowan and funded by The Sackler Trust.
A new kind of manager is needed in the era of ‘Management 2.0’ – where fast-paced technological change, flatter workplace structures and a sluggish economic climate have changed the rules of the game.
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