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Christy Henshaw

Christy Henshaw

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

  • Happy 1st Birthday Wellcome Blog!


    The Wellcome Library Blog was born a year ago today. On that day, a small group of staff at the Library decided to try to bring our audiences closer to the holdings and work of the Library in an engaging,… Continue reading

  • Miracle rat?


    Recent research has discovered that the naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber) has some interesting genetic characteristics that may lead to a cure for cancer. The fact they can live longer than any other rodent, combined with their inability to contract… Continue reading

  • 17th Century Recipe Book project completed


    As we mentioned some time ago in a previous blog post, the Library has digitised 76 medical recipe books from its collections, and has now made available all the transcriptions of the recipe titles (transcriptions were created by Backstage Library… Continue reading

  • Wellcome Library to use JPEG2000 image format


    JPEG2000 is a relatively new image file format, created by the JPEG Committee in 2000. JPEG2000, despite its name, is not a JPEG format, but utilises a clever compression technology that maximises quality while minimizing file sizes. The Wellcome Library,… Continue reading

  • JISC funding for the Wellcome Arabic Manuscript Cataloguing Project


    The Wellcome Library, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and Kings College London have been awarded a grant by the JISC’s Islamic Studies Catalogue and Manuscript Digitisation funding stream.  This collaborative project will create a searchable digital collection of Arabic manuscripts to be hosted… Continue reading

  • 16th century anatomical sheets – images and animations now online


    The Library’s rare and important collection of printed anatomical sheets dating from the 16th century are now freely available online via Wellcome Images. These intriguing prints depict the human body through labelled illustrations, often using a three-dimensional ‘pop-up’ device of… Continue reading

  • Codex Sinaiticus online


    We normally post about our own holdings, or something related to our own holdings, but when I saw the Guardian article and British Library news today on the Codex Sinaiticus project, I was so impressed, I had to share. The… Continue reading

  • Orphan Works


    Intellectual property: you are surrounded by it. Every literary or creative work you contribute to (such as a letter, a book, a painting) is your intellectual property and you have legal rights over how your property is distributed and used.… Continue reading

  • NOT Turning the Pages


    Armadillo Systems, who – along with the British Library – have designed the popular Turning the Pages software for viewing books online, are currently developing a new version that will cater for large 2D images such as maps and scrolls… Continue reading

  • Ode to muscle relaxants


    Lucy Smee, Assistant Curator in the Moving Image and Sound Department at the Wellcome Library, has been cataloguing moving images for the Wellcome Film project since June 2008. As part of her work, Lucy has seen every single title digitised… Continue reading