British Library questions published archive

<p>The British Library could stop providing a repository for all new published texts under proposals outlined today. The BL says that it wants to collect printed works "more selectively" with responsibility "shared with other libraries". The proposals, contained in a consultation document "New Strategic Directions" (available at www.bl.uk), are set to redefine the library's strategy for the next five years.</p><p>BL questioned the viability of continuing to collect overseas titles, admitting that there was a "tension between the will to collect and the wherewithal to do so". It blamed the r...

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