Upon its establishment in 1973, the British Library was seen bymany university librarians with nervous concern and suspicion. Thefunctions, development and influence the British Library has had on thenational library scene since then are described. It is argued that, in atime of financial constraints, there is a need for policies to bedeveloped in closest collaboration between the British Library anduniversity libraries in the best interests of the national researchcommunity.
Library Review – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1991