The British Library
The British Library welcomes 1.6 million visitors each year in its London and Yorkshire locations. With a collection of more than 170 million items, it's one of the world’s largest libraries.
What we did
The British Library had a perception that the only way forward was to migrate from Sitecore to another platform. However, based on our audit and extensive knowledge of the Sitecore platform, we recommended that the British Library recommit to Sitecore and the idea of a centralised content management system.
Take ownership of Sitecore
The British Library needed to own the Sitecore architecture through a set of architectural guidelines. This would enable them to champion their own team’s success, whilst still allowing third parties to develop parts of the web platform. We also recommended that the British Library start working with a User Journey concept spanning their entire domain.
The British Library would still have core library sites created in Sitecore, but by going headless, both internal and external development would be able to build web experiences on top of the content managed in Sitecore. Furthermore, Headless makes it possible to embrace new technologies, expanding what the British Library has to offer their customers.
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