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Christy Henshaw

Christy Henshaw

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

  • Guest blog post: Digitising early printed books at the Wellcome Library


    Karine Larose and Jeremy Uhl are working on the Early European Books digitisation project at the Wellcome Library. They are empolyees of Diadeis, a digitisation company based in France, and work on site alongside the rest of the Wellcome’s digitisation… Continue reading

  • Preserving our digital assets #2 – WORM storage


    This post follows on from my earlier description of our DAM system (Safety Deposit Box  or SDB), which manages long-term preservation and access to our digital assets. Here we turn to the back-end of the back-end: storage. There are a… Continue reading

  • Simplifying our JPEG2000 conversion workflow


    Over the summer, we have been working to streamline our JPEG 2000 conversion workflow. With the help of software developers from Genisys – one of the Trust’s strategic IT development and support partners – we have put the LuraWave command… Continue reading

  • Historic Arabic medical manuscripts go online


    The Wellcome Library is pleased to announcethe launch of Wellcome Arabic Manuscripts Online, a digital manuscript library created in partnership with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and King’s College London Department of Digital Humanities. From the official press release: Arabic medicine was… Continue reading

  • Preserving our digital assets #1 – SDB4


    The successful long term management of digital assets is a key concern for us as we build our digital resource. Until recently, we did not have a dedicated system in use for storing and managing master files for any digitised… Continue reading

  • Behind the Scenes: Conservation and Collection Care


    Behind the Scenes at the Wellcome Library resumes in 2011 with an expose of the Library’s Conservation and Collection Care team. This team of six work in a spacious conservation studio that enables them to do on-site conservation and preservation… Continue reading

  • ICC profiles and LuraWave


    Johan van der Knijff’s long-awaited D-Lib paper JPEG 2000 for long term preservation: JP2 as a preservation format, has now come out. In this paper he mentions the various ways LuraWave has handled colour profile information, and I thought it… Continue reading

  • Guest post: Color in JP2


    Rob Buckley, colour imaging expert and author of JPEG 2000 as a Preservation and Access Format for the Wellcome Library [pdf], writes about the implementation of colour space metadata in the JP2 format and planned changes to the specification to… Continue reading

  • Arabic manuscripts online – Fihrist launch


    Fihrist, an online catalogue for Islamic manuscripts held at the Bodleian and Cambridge University Library (CUL), was launched on 28 March. Developed by the the OCIMCO (Oxford & Cambridge Islamic Manuscripts Catalogue Online) project, the catalogue uses the TEI/XML schema… Continue reading

  • The problem with orphans…


    Sooner or later, anyone planning to digitise works created in the last hundred years or so has to face the problem of what to do with those which are still in copyright but for which no copyright holder can be… Continue reading