British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest library in the world, by number of items catalogued. The BL is home to a large number of unique and valuable digital collections and is seeking to promote the use of these collections in academic research via involvement with the CLARIN research infrastructure initiative.

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Key resources:

  • British Library Labs datasets (including UK Web Archive, bibliographical databases, 19th Century Texts)
  • British Accents and Dialects: a wealth of recordings and other resources

The British Library was a founding member of the CLARIN-UK consortium in 2015.