British Library Shared Research Repository

Beta version of resource for six cultural and heritage organisations announced.

The British Library has announced a beta version of its Shared Research Repository.

Six institutions (The British Library, the British Museum, the Museum of London Archaeology, National Museums Scotland, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew; and the Tate) will use the Repository to make the research produced by staff and research associates available to a wider audience.

The Repository aims to ensure that the research is made more visible, discoverable and reusable for further research.

Each institution has its own repository and is responsible for its own content, but users can also explore the combined content using the shared search from the homepage. Articles, book chapters, datasets, exhibition texts, conference presentations, blogs and many more types of research have now been made discoverable and downloadable by researchers worldwide.

Future plans for the Repository include extending the number of partner organisations and increasing the amount of content.

Source and more information via the British Library