The British Library

blThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest libraries. The BL receives a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland in a collection which includes 150 million items, in most known languages and grows by approximately three million new items every year.

The British Library provides the following services through the impact Centre of Competence:

Content creation

  • Image digitisation

Content preservation

  • Long-term preservation


  • Harvesting
  • Transformation between formats
  • Linked-data creation


  • General training

The British Library also offers the following data:

  • More than 45.000 images
  • More than 2.500 groundtruthed pages