Growing knowledge at the British Library

Members of LIKE (London Information and Knowledge Exchange) attended a 'private view' of the Growing Knowledge exhibition at the British Library.'Growing Knowledge' considers the future of research.  The exhibition is, in fact, a learning space with multimedia research stations offering a selection of innovative research tools and technologies.  The resources cover a range of subject areas, from astronomy to the biosciences and history to business studies.  They reflect the growth of collaborative ventures (Galaxy Zoo for example, with its 'citizen astronomers') and new modes of communication (video journals and 3D imaging).Visitors can provide feedback on their experience and the resources can also be accessed online.  In addition, the researchers are hosting subject specific facilitated sessions to observe users and learn from their experiences.This was my first LIKE event.  Well organised, welcoming and well-attended, it won't be my last!