Tuesday, November 25, 2008
JISC Podcast: An interview with Lynne Brindley
"The British Library is a national institution, a rich store of both British and world treasures and a place where students, researchers, business people and many others come to access a collection of resources that's pretty much unmatched throughout the world. But the library is more than this...it's also for some years been embracing technology in a variety of ways and in doing so helping to redefine the concept of the library in the digital age. Dame Lynne Brindley is the CEO of the British Library and she has led the way in its engagement with the digital environment and in a way that, as she makes clear in the following interview, has particular significance for the education and research sectors. How has the BL gone about this engagement? What were some of the underlying principles behind this engagement?