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Christy Henshaw

Christy Henshaw

Christy Henshaw manages digitisation at the Wellcome Library. @Chenshaw. Linkedin

  • Completing the UK Medical Heritage Library project


    This summer we waved goodbye to the last of our nine partners who travelled with us on a short but intensive journey to digitise 15 million pages of 19th century health and medical culture over the past 20 months. These… Continue reading

  • How to survive the dog-days of summer


    Are you wilting under the heliacal rising of Sirius, Orion’s best friend, otherwise known as the ‘dog-days of summer‘?  Whether or not you have modern air conditioning (or servants to fan your heated brow), history provides us with a number of examples… Continue reading

  • Nature’s pharmacy at your feet


    If you are one of thousands of people who strapped on a pair of walking shoes and ventured out on British countryside footpaths over the past few weeks, you probably did it for the therapeutic effects of exercise, sunlight, fresh… Continue reading

  • Rémi Vincent

    Reflecting on our digital developments


    It was September 2010 when we started on our journey to build a digital library, kicking off a £19.5 million programme to transform the Wellcome Library into an innovative digital and physical destination. Five years and 20 million images later, how… Continue reading

  • 100,000 digitised books in the Medical Heritage Library


    The 100,000th item to has been added to the Medical Heritage Library. The Medical Heritage Library (MHL) brings together a huge curated collection of digitised works related to health and medicine in the 19th and 20th centuries, drawn from some… Continue reading

  • Not by half! UK-MHL project 8 million page milestone


    Pathology, surgery, therapeutics, anatomy, public health – these are some of the top subjects that are covered by the UK Medical Heritage Library (UK-MHL) digitisation project. In July the UK-MHL project reached the halfway point, with over 26,000 titles digitised,… Continue reading

  • From bookshelf to screen: creating a digital library


    45,000 pages per day, 10 source libraries, 1 scanning centre. The UK Medical Heritage Library is one of the largest digitisation projects on the Internet Archive’s plate right now, producing an online resource for the study of the history of medicine… Continue reading

  • Free conference on digital libraries and JPEG2000


    The Wellcome Library and the Digital Preservation Coalition are co-hosting a free one-day conference, Current Trends and Future Directions for Digital Imaging, on 10 November 2014 to be held at the Wellcome Trust. This event is free and open to anyone… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library content in the Digital Public Library of America


    The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has added some 60,000 items from the Medical Heritage Library, which includes digitised content from the Wellcome Library. The DPLA was launched in 2013 with the goal of containing “the full breadth of… Continue reading

  • The UK Medical Heritage Library: uniting digitised collections


    We are excited to welcome nine UK research library partners to the UK Medical Heritage Library project. These libraries will be making their historic collections available for digitisation alongside the Wellcome Library’s own 19th century works. They make up the… Continue reading