A ‘Digital Magical Mystery Tour’ of British Library’s Collections and Projects.
Presentation by Mahendra Mahey, Manager of British Library Labs, British Library.
The State Library of NSW's DX Lab welcomes Mahendra Mahey, Manager of British Library Labs. Mahendra has been leading and managing British Library Labs (‘BL Labs’), from its inception in 2013. Based in the Digital Scholarship department at the British Library,
This free talk will take you on a ‘Magical Mystery’ tour of the National Library of the United Kingdom, including a special insight into the complex, and diverse digital materials the British Library collect and preserve, and the extraordinary examples which demonstrate how the collections are used for research, inspiration and enjoyment.
This talk has been specially designed to inspire you with wonderment and awe of the immense scale and diversity of the unique collections of the UK’s national legal deposit library. You will learn about the wonderful cacophony and complexity of the items they collect and begin to comprehend that the British Library is one of the largest libraries on the planet with content that everyone can use for research, enjoyment and inspiration.
There will be a special emphasis on the Library’s digital collections, particularly through the work of British Library Labs sometimes known as ‘BL Labs’ and the work it has been doing to help build a global community of Labs around the world.