British Library Labs / BL Labs, established in 2013, was the first national library in the world to set up a ‘Laboratory or Lab’ to support and inspire the experimental use of its data and digital collections in exciting and innovative ways, through competitions, awardsevents and collaborative projects. The number of ‘Labs’ in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMs) or ‘GLAM Labs‘ around the world has since grown and has developed into an international community.