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Christy Henshaw

Christy Henshaw

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

  • Wellcome Library blog receives over 3,500 visits in 4 months


    The Wellcome Library blog, born on 11 November, 2008, has to date received over 3,500 visits and over 6,000 page views. Interest was high initially with 82 visits on its second day alone, while during the run-up to Christmas, and… Continue reading

  • British Periodicals – Collections I & II


    British Periodicals, now accessable at the Wellcome Library, provides searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late 17th century to the early 20th. It consists of two separate collections, British Periodicals Collection I and British Periodicals Collection II.… Continue reading

  • 17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers


    This outstanding collection of parliamentary papers, newspapers and pamphlets gathered by the Revd Dr Charles Burney (1757-1817) can now be accessed from the Wellcome Library. The Burney Collection, held at the British Library, represents the largest single collection of news… Continue reading

  • Tree of Life


    As part of its contribution to Darwin200, the Wellcome Trust and its partners have created the website Tree of Life featuring a video on evolution presented by David Attenborough. The website includes an interactive Tree of Life showing the development… Continue reading

  • Puzzling proteins


    Put your visualisation skills to work for scientific research at Foldit, a computer game pitting humans against computers in the race to understand the function of proteins. Why humans, when computers are so much faster? According to the people at… Continue reading

  • Follow the Wellcome Library blog on Twitter


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  • Exemplar digital libraries


    Subscribers to the diglib mailing list were forthcoming in responding to a recent post by the Wellcome Library. We asked for links to exemplar digital library sites focused on delivering full text material, and the results are listed here… Listings:… Continue reading

  • 17th century recipe books online – call for testing


    Please take a moment to test out our exciting new digitisation project. The Library’s first venture into full-text digitisation is underway with the photography of 17th century manuscripts from our collection of recipe (“receipt”) books. These manuscripts contain household medicinal… Continue reading

  • John Thomson photographs to be displayed in Beijing


    A selection of digitised negatives by John Thomson will be displayed at the Beijing World Art Museum in 2009. BBC China highlighted this exhibition recently, including audio commentary and image galleries. The Wellcome Library has recently completed digitising the 650… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library to host Learning on Screen 2009


    The Wellcome Library will be hosting the Learning on Screen conference 2009 at The Wellcome Collection, 7-8 April 2009. The BUFVC are organising this conference, and have put forward a call for papers, with a submission deadline of 15 January… Continue reading