British Library Considers its Future as Digital Material Takes Over

Posted by admin on Sep 22, 2010

The British Library has one of the digital world’s biggest challenges ahead: as technology evolves at breakneck speed, how does it collect, manage and analyse the huge amount of digital content produced by publishers, and how does it keep that information for generations to come?

With its storage requirements quickly approaching petabytes and the output of print material continuing to increase, the library is also starting to consider its role as a research resource of the future. It is not just a case of keeping all this content safe – it has to be easy for researchers to search and analyse.

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