May 26, 2022

Now Available: Videos of Presentations From the British Library Labs Symposium 2017

The British Library Labs Symposium 2017 took place on October 30, 2017 in London and 20 videos from the event are now available online.

About the Symposium

The Symposium is an annual networking event and awards ceremony showcasing innovative projects which have used the British Library’s digital collections and data over the past year. Awards are given out recognising outstanding use of British Library’s digital content in the categories of Research, Commercial, Artistic, or Teaching & Learning.


Open, Digital, Inclusive: Unleashing Knowledge’

Josie Fraser, Senior Technology Adviser on the National Technology Team, based in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in the UK Government.

Josie will discuss the impact the open knowledge movement has had on education and learning. Looking at the powerful role that Wikimedia UK and Wikimedians have played in bringing UK cultural institutions and their digital collections to new and wider audiences, the talk will also explore how open knowledge partnerships are driving diversity and better representation for all online. She will invite the audience to join her in exploring ideas and opportunities for the future.


About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.