Similar to the United States’ Library of Congress, the UK has the British Library. Everything that gets published in the UK is archived there. “The raw text of history” The volume of material is staggering and requires Matrix-like robots to zip around retrieving and organizing it.
The British Library is one of the six legal deposit libraries for the UK — and the only one that doesn’t pick and choose, or have to ask for copies. That’s a lot of books to store, and the internet’s only making it worse. ■ The BL: https://bl.uk ■ UK Web Archive: https://www.webarchive.org.uk/
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