The British Library

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The 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 also offers the following data:

  • More than 45.000 images
  • More than 2.500 groundtruthed pages
The British Library

The British Library’s Services

Content creation

  • Image digitisation.
Services in content creation

Content preservation

  • Long-term preservation.
Services in content preservation


  • Harvesting.
  • Transformation between formats.
  • Linked-data creation.
Services regarding Metadata

Professional training

  • General training.
Services of professional training

Impact services

The IMPACT Centre of Competence provides a number of services to Members and Pay As You Go clients, focused on support in implementing OCR solutions and building competence in staff involved in digitisation activities.